Tourist hotspots across the world attract visitors from all corners of the globe, but the sheer number of people can often make it difficult to get a close look. Despite high expectations, the crowds can lead to disappointment and frustration.
However, by changing your perspective, a whole new world of possibilities can open up before your eyes. Instead of viewing the same angles repeatedly, exploring different viewpoints can reveal previously unseen beauty.
To showcase the power of perspective, here are some striking photos that are sure to change the way you view the world.
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.
Credits: Instagram | @worldtravel_lifestyle
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.
Credits: Pixabay | 27707
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?
Credits: Imgur | Imgur
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.
Credits: Reddit | Mullagain
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# In case you need reminding that Cairo is a very old city…
Credits: Reddit | Grown_Man_Poops
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