Let’s face it. Many of us have not traveled to many of the world’s famous landmarks so we have to be content with seeing their pictures online, shared by those who were fortunate enough to have the time and money to check out these destinations for themselves.
Idealist Revolution shared a series of photos featuring these famous landmarks. The series teaches us how important perspective can be when presenting something you want the world to see as beautiful. It also shows just how much we have been fooled this entire time.
The photos below feature two different sides of a landmark: the one we all know and the reality.
If you think the Stonehenge is in a location far from the highway, think again. This is, after all, a popular destination so they had to make sure it was easily accessible…
A sea of garbage behind the grand palace?
It is in a modern place guys…
Isn’t this cool?
Great Pyramids of Giza
Did you think you need to trek for thousands of miles to see the pyramids?
We have to shatter the illusion of utmost serenity here…There are actually plenty of modern structures, malls, and casinos close to the falls.
Did you think this was away from modern civilization?
If you think these carvings can be found inside a nature park where there are lots of fun things to do, well, you are quite wrong.
It is another one of those landmarks you think would be far away from the modern city…
Well, if you’ve seen this sign in the movies, then you probably know just how it actually looks…but there are still those who are not sure how the Hollywood sign really appears from afar.
Sadly, the picturesque postcard view of Santorini is not as beautiful when the camera pans out…
Mona Lisa painting
The price of being famous…
This next photo is actually quite awesome! A huge green spot in the urban jungle…
Arc de Triomphe
Did you know Paris looks this beautiful?
She’s not all by her lonesome self; definitely not out in the deep sea, either.