21 Incredible World Monuments Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

Machu Picchu

World monuments are spectacular feats of humankind in and of themselves, inspiring awe in their architectural detail, grandeur or simplicity.  Match that with a keen photographer in just the right moment and the outcome is a new piece of inspiring artwork. Here are 21 incredible photographs of world monuments like you’ve never seen them before.

Golden Gate Bridge

image: Marvin Soriano

1. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, USA

 

Hassan II Mosque Casablanca

image: Andrew E. Larsen

2. Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocoo

 

Petra Jordan Candles

image: Paul Stocker

3. Petra, Jordan

 

Sydney Opera House Sunset

image: Trey Ratcliff

4. Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia  

 

Inside Egyptian Pyramid

image: Jon McL

5. Inside the Pyramid of Unas, Saqqara, Egypt

 

Taj Mahal Reflection in Pond

image: Koen

6. Taj Mahal, Agra, India

 

Inside Saint Basil's Cathedral

image: James Byrum

7. Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

 

Colosseum Rome

image: Jason Pier

8. Colosseum, Rome, Italy

 

Machu Picchu

image: ThomasThomas

9. Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru

 

The making of the statue of liberty

image: New York Public Library 

10. Statue of Liberty being assembled in Paris, France

 

Alhambra Grenada

image: dalbera

11. Alhambra, Grenada, Spain

 

Vintage Picture of Giza Pyramids

image: Notre Dame Architecture Library

12. Great Sphinx, Giza, Egypt

 

Rapa Nui Chile

image: Christian Córdova

13. Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile

 

Bagan

image: Jean-Marie Hullot

14.  Bagan, Mandalay Region, Myanmar

 

Le Louvre under a full moon

image: photophilde

15. Le Louvre, Paris, France 

 

The Great Wall of China

image: Dennis Jarvis

16. Great Wall of China, Juyong Pass, China

 

Eiffel Tower

image: Nitin Gajria

17. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

 

Stonehedge at sunrise

image: Taro Tyler

18. Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

Pashupatinath Nepal

image: Lab604

19. Pashupatinath, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

Big Ben London

image: Gonzalo Díaz Fornaro

20. Big Ben, London, England

 

Ankor Wat

image: Josh Gross

21. Ankor Wat, Cambodia

 

 

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