Photos of famous landscapes zoomed out to show the reality of their locations

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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.

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If Stonehenge came with Ikea instructions

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in New Illustration on Wednesday 14 March 2012

I have enough trouble assembling a side table from Ikea, let alone putting together one of the great mysteries of the world. Thanks to writer Justin Pollard and designers Stevyn Colgan and John Lloyd, that potentially arduous process has been dramatically simplified. Or not. Now, for a quick dash to my local outlet to pick up a set for the backyard.

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