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The Non-Famous Views Of Famous Sights

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Some of the most famous sights in the world are so often photographed from one angle that we don't even know what they look like from others. Although some views are really beauties, often the other side of these landmarks are equally stunning.

So next time you see yourself in front of these places, head over to the less-trodden side. You'll be glad you did.

Taj Mahal
The famous view of this symbol of love is from the front. But head to the back and you'll see it's equally stunning.
taj mahal back

Notre Dame
This Parisian cathedral is well known from the front, where it sits facing the street. But head to the park in the back and you can better take in the beauty of the church's buttresses.
Back of Notre Dame in Paris is just as nice as the front.

Mt Rushmore
Four presidents from the front, only one from the side.
mt rushmore

The Colosseum
Head over to the "other" side of the Colosseum once in a while for this equally stellar view.
colosseum rome

Christ the Redeemer
That's one slick view of Rio from this angle.
christ the redeemer rio

The Acropolis
Ok, so there isn't really one view of the Acropolis, but this view of it sitting pretty all perched is sweet.
acropolis athens

Statue of Liberty
Turns out, her daily view isn't of the Manhattan skyline; she looks out the harbor to "welcome" guests.
statue of liberty new york

The Alamo
You had no idea what the back of the Alamo looked like? Yea, neither did we.
alamo texas

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