Photos That Will Change The Way You View The World

They are the monuments, places, and landmarks that are so widely photographed, we feel we know them completely. But when you stop to really think about it, how well do you really know the world around you?

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 is the Bavarian town of Nördlingen, which was built in a 14-million-year-old meteor impact crater.

Reddit | Proteon

2. The end of the Great Wall of China.

Imgur | improteon

3. The place where old tires go to die.

Flickr | Klaus Leidorf

4. In case you need reminding that Cairo is a very old city...

Reddit | Grown_Man_Poops

5. ... it has built up a lot since the pyramids.

Reddit | fockx

6. A 360-degree rainbow as seen from an airplane.

Reddit | TheFadedGrey

7. It’s all very Presidential.

Wikipedia | U.S. Air Force

8. This is what Mercury looks like.

Huffington Post | NASA

9. Conformity and creativity side-by-side in Barcelona.

Flickr | Aldas Kirvaitis

Sagrada Família stands tall to the left of the photo.

10. An inside view of one of Google’s data centers.

Reddit | Gaget

11. There was a time when conquering Mount Everest was considered a great feat. These days you have to stand in line.

The Casual Observer | The Casual Observer

12. Stonehenge: rocks in a field.

E-architect | E-architect

13. We’re used to seeing them individually, but would you recognize the strange and ancient Easter Island sculptures as they stand, clustered together?

Flickr | Nicolas de Camaret

14. Somewhere beyond the crowds is the Mona Lisa.

TravelJapanBlog | TravelJapanBlog

15. The two sides of New York City.

National Geographic | Kathleen Dolmatch

16. Thousands of high-rises make for a stunning aerial view of downtown Toronto, Canada.

Reddit | brxson

17. Dutch tulip fields are simply stunning.

Reddit | chiliwhip

18. Often photographed up close in all its glory, the Taj Mahal is almost barely recognizable here.

Imgur | Imgur

19. The Packard Automotive Plant in Detroit now lies abandoned. 

Reddit | backeast_headedwest

20. Even from space, the Hollywood sign still makes its mark.

NASA Scientific Visualization Studio | NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

21. You probably wouldn't guess it, but this is Burning Man Festival.

Reddit | Mullagain

22. The beautiful buildings in Fira almost look out of place on the cliff.

My Greece Travel Blog | My Greece Travel Blog

23. Do you see the Parthenon in the distance?

Imgur | Imgur

24. They couldn't have chosen a better place than New Zealand to be Hobbiton.

Reddit | DrJulianBashir

25. Boston faced a blizzard so powerful that it shut down the city for a day in 2013. 

Reddit | TerrMys

26. The Eiffel Tower is beautiful from any angle, at any time of day.

Pixabay | 27707

27. Niagara Falls takes on a different look in the winter.

Reddit | TopdeBotton

28. The drive up to Colosseum simply takes your breath away.

Flickr | Robert Lowe

29. The two sides of Rio de Janeiro.

Instagram | @worldtravel_lifestyle

30. This view of the World War II Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is incredibly humbling.

RFI | Christian Hartmann
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