CAPTURING SOMETHING as recognizable and as photographed as the Eiffel Tower or Statue of Liberty from a completely fresh perspective is no mean feat. Photographers from the EyeEm community have proved that it’s possible. They’re snapping photogenic locations around the world from new angles and shooting travel photography worth celebrating.
Here are our favorite fresh perspectives on bucket list landmarks:

This article was first published on EyeEm Blog and is reposted here with permission.

1

Taj Mahal, India

Take a step back: You could battle to get that classic unobstructed shot of the India’s Taj Mahal, its domes mirrored in the reflecting pool. Or you could capture people and architecture that show the world-famous marble structure within its lesser-seen surroundings. Photo: Adnan

2

Eiffel Tower, France

Photo: Thomas Little

3

Golden Gate Bridge, USA

Photo: Erik Sellgren

4

Big Ben, UK

Photo: Adri

5

Mount Everest, Nepal

Photo: Tolga Emirbuyuran

6

Notre-Dame Cathedral, France

Photo: Kevin Aguilar

7

Empire State Building, USA

Think of creative ways to photograph the photographer, be it tourists with smartphones or yourself. In this shot, Porter contrasts the sharp lines of New York’s Empire State Building with his own shadow, using color and light to emphasize the distinction. Photo: Porter Yates

8

Coliseum, Italy

Photo: Qistina Ayu

9

Christ the Redeemer, Brazil

Photo: Skip

10

Tokyo Tower, Japan

Photo: The Missing Colors

11

St Peter's Basilica, Vatican

Shoot at different times of day to show world-famous sites in a new light. Get an early start and avoid the crowds by taking pictures at sunrise. Or catch illuminated landmarks after dark for atmospheric photography, as Massimiliano did with the Vatican’s St Peter’s Basilica. Photo: Massimiliano Ferraro

12

London Eye, UK

Photo: Abi

13

Statue of Liberty, USA

Photo: Christopher Alba

14

Great Wall of China, China

Photo: SpyMy.Work

15

Sydney Opera House, Australia

Take a leaf out of Pietro’s book and focus your lens on just a portion of the landmark, even if it means that it isn’t instantly recognizable. Offering a small glimpse of the Sydney Opera House, rather than capturing it in all its glory, gives the viewer the opportunity to instead focus on its patterns, textures and form. Photo: Piesax89

16

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Photo: Lisa

17

The Hollywood Sign, USA

Photo: Suzan Mikiel

18

Burj Al Arab Hotel, UAE

Photo: BASITH

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