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Top 10 iconic locations pictured from behind

I don't know anything about you, but I'm a little bored with all the overused images of famous sights and places around the world. We were indeed so overwhelmed by them that our perfect impressions are now spoiled when we see the real business. Therefore, this list will deviate directly from the beaten path and show you the back of these places. In some cases, a dirty and hidden lower abdomen shows up, in others not really much. But hey. . . At least it's not your usual list of "famous places".

10 Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal has a problem: garbage. The Yamuna River that flows behind the Taj Mahal is dirty (as you can see). And while there is obviously a garbage problem on the surface, toxic chemicals lurk beneath the surface, making it the most polluted river in all of India. In fact, the whole thing was recently covered with toxic foam of mysterious origin! Bleurgh! Not quite the picturesque impression we all leave after seeing perfect photos across the traveler’s Instagram! And it's not just garbage and toxic water that we have to worry about: industrial smoke turns the great Taj Mahal yellow! [1] For more on this, see the top 10 ways you can misrepresent popular tourist attractions.

9 Pyramids of Giza

It is impressive that the Pyramids of Giza (the last remnant of the seven wonders of the ancient world) are still the most striking feature of the Cairo skyline, despite the conquering hordes and the past millennia. In a way, maybe we can say that the pharaohs are still keeping an eye on their once great nation. [2] If you want to know how it smelled in ancient Egypt, check out our top 10 incredible smells that will blow your mind.

8 Petra

Most people enter Petra through Pharaoh's treasury, and this face from the outside is the image most of us know when we think of the place. But there is another entrance in the back, the monastery or El Deir . It got its name from crosses inside when the area was used by Christian monks during the Byzantine era. [3] Fortunately, you can take special tours around the monastery and other lesser-known outdoor areas. Check out how drones in Petra uncover secrets about the top 10 secrets of drone archeology.

7 Hollywood Sign

According to CBS, "The sign rose in the hills above Los Angeles in 1923 at a cost of $ 21,000 to promote development of the Hollywoodland Real Estate Group. It was “Hollywoodland” until 1949 when the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce signed a maintenance contract to get it and the last four letters were removed. “[4] In 2005, the original sign (replaced in the 1970s due to damage and age) was sold by a private owner for $ 450,000. The area around the sign is now a protected parkland that once belonged to Howard Hughes, who planned to build a manor house on the site. It has hosted many college pranks and a suicide by a budding starlet, Peg Entwistle (you'll learn more about her on a future list). To learn more about the Playboy connection to the Hollywood sign, check out the top 10 lesser known facts about world-famous sights.

6 The Colosseum

Wonder why this corner of the Colosseum looks like one? big gray piece of Swiss cheese? This is because the structure was originally built from iron bars to hold the bricks together and was littered with gates and trap doors to accommodate the various animal entertainments and coral. Over the years, when it was no longer used, the citizens of Rome stole the iron and left holes in it. They also stole bricks to build their houses, and the entire outer layer of marble, which would have resulted in a very different-looking amphitheater than what we're used to today. [5] Here's an overview of what it probably looked like Top 10 ancient wonders like you've never seen before.

5 Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore was carved between 1927 and 1941 and contains the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. It was created to increase tourism to South Dakota – what worked. "Gutzon Borglum [the man who created the icon] selected the four presidents to represent the birth, growth, development and maintenance of the nation." Here the other side of the mountain is shown, which shows the beautiful national park in which the sculpture is located. Fortunately, a ten-year ban on fireworks has recently been lifted due to "environmental concerns", and the dazzling display will return to the mountain on Independence Day. [6] If you can't get enough of the mountain, read more information on top 10 facts that prove Mount Rushmore was a terrible idea.

4 Easter Island Moai

More than 900 monolithic stone statues characterize Easter Island in Chile. The statues, carved and placed between 1250 and 1500 AD, still hold many secrets. Although we still don't know exactly who carved them, why or where they went! Incomplete statues lie in quarries on the island. Most of the most famous statues look inland from the beach and it is the picture of their faces that we see most often. [7] Here is a picture behind the statues instead. Oddly enough, a group of seven statues (Ahu Akivi) face the sea and is perfectly aligned with the autumn and spring equinoxes! Many of the statues have complex carvings on their backs that are not decrypted. For more details on these mysterious statues, see the top 10 strange and mysterious islands.

3 Venice

It's not terrible, but it's not quite the Grand Canal. This is indeed the municipality of Mira; as much a part of the famous and beautiful metropolis of Venice as the area shown on television to warn us of the impending doom whenever it floods. . . since 421! It's nice and good to think of the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Square and all the wonderful costumes and dianches of famous Venice, but the people who sew these costumes, clean the bridge and tickets to the attractions have to live somewhere! This is where this lesser known "back" of Venice comes into play. On the plus side, it's Italy: you still get the best coffee you've ever had. [8] If you want to learn more about this beautiful region of Venice Italy, and you should definitely read it, read our top 10 inexplicable secrets of ancient Venice.

2 Buckingham Palace

Elizabeth the Second, who lives on the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and on her other Imperial and Territorial Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith (also known as Queen Elizabeth) in this beautiful, but not stunningly beautiful house in London. Good . . . It is really a palace, but it was once called Buckingham House (1703). Of course, the front yard is much nicer to look at than this nondescript back yard, which looks like any other medium-sized English palace. The palace comprises 775 rooms, including 188 staff rooms, 92 offices, 78 bathrooms, 52 master bedrooms and 19 state rooms. There is also a post office, a cinema, a swimming pool, a doctor's office and a jewelry store. [9] One day, Prince Charles' house is taken over and a number of other strange things will happen that you can read about in the top 10 ways the Queen's death will be bizarre.

1 The moon

One side of the moon always faces us. Technically speaking, it is because "the rotation period of the moon is the same as the time it takes the moon to orbit the earth." [10]. Non-technical: because aliens. I'm just having fun . . . could be. However, the other side of the moon has been photographed and we now know that it is not quite as mysterious as humans have always thought. The image here was taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and is the most detailed image of the dark side of the moon yet. It's sort of one of the great unsolved human puzzles that we couldn't solve until technology allowed us to. For more information about the moon, including a number of creepy and strange theories, see the top 10 strange weird anomalies and bizarre conspiracies of the moon.

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Jamie Frater

Jamie is the owner and editor-in-chief of Listverse. He spends his time working on the website, looking for new lists and collecting curios. He is fascinated by everything historical, creepy and bizarre.

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