Famous Landmarks Around the World Aren’t As Majestic As We Thought

Ever dreamed of visiting a famous world landmark like the Great Pyramids or Stonehenge? Perhaps you want to visit Mount Rushmore or the Hollywood Sign right here in the U.S. Or maybe you want to visit them all. Well, you won’t be able to look at these landmarks the same after seeing these photos posted on Reddit. When we’re used to seeing magnificent close-ups of these places, it’s a bit of a shock to see that they have some not-so-magnificent surroundings.

The Great Pyramids of Giza


Pyramids not so hot


zoomed out view stonehenge

Niagara Falls

niagara falls
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Taj Mahal

taj mahal
wasteland surrounding taj mahal

The Brandenburg Gate

brandenburg gate
brandenburg gate distance view

The Acropolis

birds eye view acropolis

Mount Rushmore

mt rushmore
mt rushmore larger view

The Forbidden City

forbidden city
forbidden city urban background


hollywood sign distance

Still think these landmarks maintain the same air of magnificence?

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