We’ve seen them in pictures and in guidebooks. The world’s most famous landmarks live in popular imagination in their idealized form, but it can be surprising to see them in person. While some landmarks can be even more awe-inspiring when you take in their natural surroundings, others have been swallowed up by sprawling cityscapes.
Here are 15 zoomed-out photos of famous landmarks around the world.
Interesting that, for whatever reason, they cheated on the photos of Niagara Falls – their zoomed in shot is of the American side but the zoomed out view is of the Canadian side.