There are a number of seriously impressive places that are a big hit among tourists across the globe. Sometimes, it’s practically impossible to break through the crowd to get a closer look at them. As a result, your great expectations turn into bitter disappointment and frustration.
We see the same angles again and again, but when you are forced to change your perspective, a whole new world opens up before your eyes.
Here are photos that will change the way you view things.
1# This view of the World War II Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is incredibly humbling.
Credits: RFI | Christian Hartmann
2# The two sides of Rio de Janeiro.
3# Niagara Falls takes on a different look in the winter.
Credits: Reddit | TopdeBotton
4# The Eiffel Tower is beautiful from any angle, at any time of day.
5# Boston faced a blizzard so powerful that it shut down the city for a day in 2013.
Credits: Reddit | TerrMys
6# Do you see the Parthenon in the distance?
7# The beautiful buildings in Fira almost look out of place on the cliff.
Credits: My Greece Travel Blog | My Greece Travel Blog
8# You probably wouldn’t guess it, but this is the Burning Man Festival.
9# The Packard Automotive Plant in Detroit now lies abandoned.
Credits: Reddit | backeast_headedwest
10# Often photographed up close in all its glory, the Taj Mahal is almost barely recognizable here.
Credits: Imgur | Imgur
11# Dutch tulip fields are simply stunning.
Credits: Reddit | chiliwhip
12# Thousands of high-rises make for a stunning aerial view of downtown Toronto, Canada.
Credits: Reddit | brxson
13# The two sides of New York City.
Credits: National Geographic | Kathleen Dolmatch
14# Somewhere beyond the crowds is the Mona Lisa.
Credits: TravelJapanBlog | TravelJapanBlog
15# We’re used to seeing them individually, but would you recognize the strange and ancient Easter Island sculptures as they stand, clustered together?
Credits: Flickr | Nicolas de Camaret
16# Stonehenge: rocks in a field.
Credits: E-architect | E-architect
17# There was a time when conquering Mount Everest was considered a great feat. These days you have to stand in line.
Credits: The Casual Observer | The Casual Observer
18# An inside view of one of Google’s data centers.
Credits: Reddit | Gaget
19# Conformity and creativity side-by-side in Barcelona.
Credits: Flickr | Aldas Kirvaitis
20# This is what Mercury looks like.
Credits: Huffington Post | NASA
21# It’s all very Presidential.
Credits: Wikipedia | U.S. Air Force
22# A 360-degree rainbow as seen from an airplane.
Credits: Reddit | TheFadedGrey
23# … it has built up a lot since the pyramids.
Credits: Reddit | fockx
24# In case you need reminding that Cairo is a very old city…
Credits: Reddit | Grown_Man_Poops
25# The place where old tires go to die.
Credits: Flickr | Klaus Leidorf
26# The end of the Great Wall of China.
Credits: Imgur | improteon
27# This is the Bavarian town of Nördlingen, which was built in a 14-million-year-old meteor impact crater.
Credits: Reddit | Proteon