by Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Friday 21 March 2014

If you’ve traveled to one of the great wonders of the world, or even to a famous landmark, you’ll know that sinking feeling you get when reality collides with your dreams. What was once a renowned place to visit, full of beautiful color on postcards and in books, is somehow not all it’s cracked up to be. No one tells you about the fast-food restaurants right by the pyramids, or the swap of garbage the Taj Mahal looks over.

These famous landmarks have been photographed showing just where each one is located – no Photoshop and no up close snaps to hide the surrounding areas. Kind of takes the mystery out of them a little, right?

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