Context is everything… especially when it drives an industry whose main objective is to benefit from increased profit.
I think we can all agree that the world holds a bounty of beauty and still has many mysteries to be explored, but changing times have diminished some of the wonder and mysticism which is often displayed in photographs of ancient wonders.
If pictures truly convey more value than words do, we wonder what our readers will think of these famous landmarks photographed in an “ideal” setting, then zoomed out showing their true surroundings.
Of course, not all of these photos reduce the landmarks’ grandeur. What do you think of these?
Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England
Taj Mahal, Agra, India
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
Forbidden City, Beijing
Hollywood sign, California
Mona Lisa, Louvre Museum, Paris
Central Park, New York
Arc de Triomphe, Paris
Little Mermaid Statue, Copenhagen, Denmark
Thanks to trueactivist.com for providing the images.