Landmarks are often structures such as cathedrals, museums, skyscrapers, hotels, homes, libraries, bridges and ruins. Natural phenomena in physical features such as mountains rock formations, rivers and waterfalls, can also be chosen as landmarks if they have special historical, architectural, or cultural significance. Historical landmarks are not just tourist attractions, they serves as a commemoration of a remarkably important national event. This allows us and for generations to come, to remember great cultures and events of the past that is worthy to record in its own history.
To photographers, these landmarks are like invitations; a challenge to bring the best of out them in photos. Below are some of the best and well-selected photos of different historical landmarks from around the world. Landmarks that I’ve included here are so famous that almost everybody knew how they look like, but no everyone has seen this side of the landmark. So here it is, 45 photos of famous landmarks around the world taken in awe-inspiring perspectives, sorting by country names. Enjoy.
Great Wall. China. (Image source: Jmdiocos)
Christ on the Corcovado. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image source: Kalamu)
Niagara Falls. Canada, USA borders. (Image source: Flipkeat)
Sphinx Egypt. Giza, Egypt. (Image source: Matt Champlin)
Great Pyramid of Giza. El Gizeh, Egypt. (Image source: Matt Champlin)
Bank of England. London, England. (Image source: Acuity)
St Paul Cathedral. London, England. (Image source: Spendavis)
Stonehenge. Salisbury Plain, England. (Image source: Thpeter)
Big Ben. London, England. (Image source: Paweldomaradzki)
Arc de Triomphe. Paris, France. (Image source: Allard One)
Eiffel Tower. Paris, France. (Image source: Dje514)
Notre Dame. Paris, France. (Image source: Jpgmn)