Stunning photos of 15 Famous Landmarks viewed from a distance
Stunning photos of 15 Famous Landmarks viewed from a distance, Pyramids, Taj Mahal, Greece, Paris – you must have seen photographs of these places many times up close. Here’s a list of images of famous landmarks shown in their surroundings with just a simple change in perspective. You will be surprised how a shift in angle, frame and zooming out can unravel both interesting and misleading imagery.
1. The Great Pyramids of Giza
En route to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the only intact Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The three major pyramid complexes are known as the Great Pyramids. Another set of three smaller pyramid structures can be seen to the extreme right. This whole construction along with the Great Sphinx (not in picture) forms the Giza Necropolis. One cannot stop noticing the cluster of cities developing nearby.
A very popular spot among tourists, mythbusters & scientists, these stone sculptures have been depicted in numerous pop culture scenarios. With no profound evidence to its builders, its source or its purpose, Stonehenge is protected under UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites
Stonehenge and the rest of its landscape is quite a view from the above. Located on the Plains of Salisbury within the settlements of Wiltshire County, the ancient monument is an archaeological wonder of England. Steps are being taken to transform the roads passing by to reduce traffic and avoid pollution exposure.
3. Taj Mahal
Recognized as the ‘Monument of Love’, the Taj Mahal is a fine specimen of Mughal architecture situated in Agra, India. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the photo is a southern view of the Taj Mahal. The reflecting pool rests between the walkways in the Moonlight Garden.
Close to this landmark, garbage dumping has polluted the river Yamuna and poses great environmental implications and a greater threat to the white marbles of Taj Mahal.
4. Brandenburg Gate
Damaged during World War II and the resulting Partition of Germany, the arch memorial originally designed as ‘a sign of peace’ was restored in 2002. The quadriga on the top was removed during renovation for a brief period of time.
Stuck between rows of buildings in a bustling city, this symbol of German unity is a historic architecture today.The Berlin Wall stood in the place of the road shown in the photo.
5. Sagrada Família
A neo-gothic Roman Catholic Church left incomplete following the demise of architect Antoni Gaudí, this towering castle was elevated to the status of minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI. The on-going construction will be complete by 2026 coinciding with his death centenary.
Taken from a helicopter, Barcelona looks like one of those Megacities in Judge Dredd. The Olympic Stadium also makes the cut.