22 Incredible Pictures That Will Change Your View Of History

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Certain places in the world are real icons – sites that people everywhere can identify immediately even if they never set foot there themselves. And places like these, for example, the Eiffel Tower or the Golden Gate Bridge, are usually photographed from the same flattering angle. But what happens when you look at each of these sites from another and maybe even more interesting angle? You can call it “behind-the-scenes at the most famous sites in the world”, before they became what they are today. Here are 22 surprising and often stunning historical photographs that will make you see all of these famous tourist attractions a little differently from now on.

Tourists catching some sun on top of one of the Great Pyramids in Giza%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%94

Walt Disney on Opening Day at Disneyland, 1955%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%942

The Main Upperclass Dining Room on the Titanic%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%943

The Construction of the Eiffel Tower, 1888.%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%944

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The shadow of a man burned into the ground after the atomic bomb exploded in Hiroshima%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%945

The Hollywood(land) sign looking down on Los Angeles, 1925%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%946

The Sydney Opera House under construction, 1973%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%947

The construction of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center against a backdrop of New York City, 1971%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%948

A group of tourists in Las Vegas enjoy the view of the nuclear testing in 1953%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%949

A young couple shows their children off to their grandparents on the other side of the Berlin Wall, 1961%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%9410

A Native American stands on the roof of Alcatraz during the conquering of the Island, 1970%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%9411

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Construction of the Statue of Liberty, Winter of 1882%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%9412

The aftermath of a plane crashing into the Empire State Building, 1945%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%9413

A Japanese man sails with Mt. Fuji in the background, c. 1890%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%9414

Smoke rises up from the ruins of London after the Nazi attack, December 29th, 1940%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%9415

The walls of the National Gallery in London. The artwork was hidden for fear of a Nazi attack during WWII.%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%9416

Fireworks of victory light up Red Square in Moscow at the end of WWII, 1945%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%9417

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The construction of the London Bridge, the end of the 19th century%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%9418

Mt. Rushmore during its carving in 1930, after more than 500,000 tons of granite had been removed%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%9419

Archaeologists examine the sarcophagus of King Tut after opening his tomb in 1923. %d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%9420

Temporary camps in Central Park in New York City where many lived during the Great Depression%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%9421

When Niagara Falls “ran dry” in 1969 during an experiment there%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%9422

Fisherman enjoy a view of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco in the 1930s%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%9423

The skeleton of Madison Square Gardens, 1966%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%9424

Construction of the Capitol building in Washington, DC, before the dome was added, 1859%d7%94%d7%99%d7%a1%d7%98%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%9425Via: buzzfeed

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