Many of the things we see in life are viewed through filters, photos, television, or the internet. We don’t always get to see things how they truly are and get an accurate sense of scale. Much of what we do see is all about perspective, and here are some rare views of things that show us a different side of the world we live in.
THE STATUE OF LIBERTY TORCH ON DISPLAY IN 1876
The Statue of Liberty is one of the most iconic monuments in New York. In 1876, the torch was shipped to the United States. Interestingly, the torch is one of the most significant parts of the statue. “It lights the way to freedom and down the path to liberty.”
PAINTING THE EIFFEL TOWER, 1932
We’ve all seen the Eiffel Tower either in pictures, movies, or in real-life. In this vintage photo, we see a different point of view of how tall and large the Eiffel tower really is. Painters are painting the tower, and since its construction, it has been re-painted 19 times. An average of once every 7 years.
BUILDING THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN, 1923
The Hollywood sign was built in 1923 and was originally built for a real-estate advertisement. Today, it’s one of the most famous landmarks in America, and a cultural icon. Up close, the sign is massive and each letter is 30 feet fight high.
ONE OF THE TALLEST STATUES IN THE WORLD AND THE TALLEST STATUE IN JAPAN
The Sendai Daikannon, also known as the statue of goddess, is amongst the tallest statues in the world, and the largest in Japan. It was completed in 1991 and stands at 330 feet tall. This photo shows an incredible view of how massive the statue is compared to the city.