Famous Places Seen From a New Perspective
You've seen these places and landmarks before, but not like this. These fascinating photos of 30 famous places from 30 new perspectives, will give you a whole new look at the natural and man-made wonders you thought you knew. It's very likely that you have never seen these international landmarks and wonders of the world in person, but you've surely seen postcards and images of them, all from those same impressive angles. The pictures hereof landmarks zoomed out will give you a new look at familiar sights.
Ever been to Stonehenge in the United Kingdom? Well, now is your chance. Check out long shots, photos snapped with wide lenses, and enjoy the aerial views of places like the Brandenburg Gate in Germany and The Great Wall of China. These stunning photographs take us places we would love to go, in ways we haven't been before!Tour the world with satellite photos of landmarks and other great shots on this photo list to see some of the coolest places on Earth with fresh eyes.
- 1824 VOTESPhoto: Emadshenouda / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0The Egyptian pyramids are ancient pyramid-shaped masonry structures located in Egypt. As of November 2008, there are sources citing both 118 and 138 as the number of identified Egyptian pyramids. Most were built as tombs for the country's pharaohs and their consorts during the Old and Middle Kingdom periods. The earliest known Egyptian pyramids are found at Saqqara, northwest of Memphis. The earliest among these is the Pyramid of Djoser which was built during the third dynasty. This pyramid and its surrounding complex were designed by the architect Imhotep, and are generally considered to be the world's oldest monumental structures constructed of dressed masonry. The estimate of the number ...more
- 2635 VOTESPhoto: Saffron Blaze / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland from its position on the Castle Rock. Archaeologists have established human occupation of the rock since at least the Iron Age, although the nature of the early settlement is unclear. There has been a royal castle on the rock since at least the reign of David I in the 12th century, and the site continued to be a royal residence until the Union of the Crowns in 1603. From the 15th century the castle's residential role declined, and by the 17th century it was principally used as military barracks with a large garrison. Its importance as a part of Scotland's national heritage was recognised ...more
- 3690 VOTESPhoto: Christian Wittmann / Shutterstock.comThe Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. It should not be confused with a smaller arch, the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, which stands west of the Louvre. The Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. The Arc de Triomphe is the linchpin of the Axe historique – a sequence of monuments and grand thoroughfares on a route ...more
- 4660 VOTESPhoto: Leonard G. / Wikimedia Commons / Public DomainThe Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. The word acropolis comes from the Greek words ἄκρον and πόλις. Although there are many other acropoleis in Greece, the significance of the Acropolis of Athens is such that it is commonly known as "The Acropolis" without qualification. While there is evidence that the hill was inhabited as far back as the fourth millennium BC, it was Pericles in the fifth century BC who coordinated the construction of the site's most important buildings including the ...more
- 5523 VOTESPhoto: marchello74 / Shutterstock.comThe Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Catalonia, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Although incomplete, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in November 2010 Pope Benedict XVI consecrated and proclaimed it a minor basilica, as distinct from a cathedral which must be the seat of a bishop. Construction of Sagrada Família had commenced in 1882 and Gaudí became involved in 1883, taking over the project and transforming it with his architectural and engineering style, combining Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. Gaudí devoted his last years to the project, and at the time of his death at age 73 in 1926 ...more
- 6550 VOTESPhoto: Martin St-Amant / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0Machu Picchu or Machu Pikchu is a 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres above sea level. It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District in Peru. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley which is 80 kilometres northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti. Often mistakenly referred to as the "Lost City of the Incas", it is the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. The Incas built the estate around 1450, but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Although known locally, it was not known to the ...more