One of the most fun (and maybe a little cliche) parts of travel is ticking famous landmarks off our bucket lists. We’ve written about landmarks before, like wild and unknown secrets hidden in famous landmarks and famous tourist attractions with really messed up histories.

A lot of what we imagine about famous landmarks comes directly from pop culture or pretty pictures we've seen in magazines and on postcards. Which is dumb, because those are all perfectly framed and digitally altered to look picturesque for our eager consumption. As any veteran selfie taker will tell you, angles are really everything.

For example, did you know the pyramids aren’t really smooth, but are closer to stair masters from hell? 

But it turns out that for every perfectly angled shot of a famous location, there's most definitely at least one angle that reveals the whole, unflattering truth. We're talking about famous places like...

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