Have you noticed that people often take the same pictures of places that are popular with tourists? For example, there are millions of pictures of the sunrise at Angkor Wat with the lake to reflect the image or Manhattan Bridge shots taken from Dumbo’s perspective. A lot of these shots are nearly all taken from the same spots. The ‘iconic views reversed’ is an idea to take them the other way around.
Like what is the iconic spot “looking at” from its perspective if it looks at the spot where the photographers usually take their shots from. Well, I’ve started collecting those and here are few examples of iconic views reversed 🙂 FYI, it’s a shame that this idea hasn’t crossed my mind earlier, because I would now have the iconic views reversed of quite a few places by now.
Here’s the fcbk page, in case you wanted to check it out and post some pics yourself. It would be appreciated 😉 In case you wanted me to re-post them here, please do let me know and I’d post it on this site with all credits you provide 🙂
So here are some Iconic views reversed:
Fin del Mundo board @ Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
This is where the idea of iconic views reversed came to me in its earlier form of taking a shot from the “beyond of the world’s end” AKA the board everyone takes their picture upon arrival to Ushuaia, right before they purchase a postcard with this picture only to send it from the southernmost Post Office. FYI, it took more than 8 months for my postcards to arrive at their European destinations 🙂 More information about Tierra del Fuego could be found here, in case you were interested.
Macchu Picchu, Peru
I went to that large green part near the smaller hill and took a shot backwards. FYI, I took the “iconic shot” from being on that tree line on the top. More details and practical tips about Machu Picchu could be found here.
Las Torres @ Torres del Paine Parque Nacional, Patagonia, Chile
This is only a shot that looks the other way around away from Las Torres from the usual photographer’s shot. I didn’t climb the towers. More details and practical info about Torres del Paine could be found here.
Laguna de Las Tres @ Parque Nacional de los Glaciares en El Chaltén, Argentina
Like with Las Torres, this shot is also only looking the other way as opposed to climbing Mt Fitzroy and taking a shot backwards. More info about El Chaltén and its comparison to Torres del Paine could be found here.
Costanera Center Torre 2, Santiago de Chile
Costanera Center Torre 2 or Gran Torre Santiago is a 300 metres (980 ft), 62-story tall skyscraper. Finished in 2013, Sky Costanera became the tallest building in South America, and after Mexico’s T.Op Torre 1, the second tallest in Latin America. In summer 2015, an observation deck called Sky Costanera was opened to the public on the 61st and 62nd floors.
Arco de Santa Catalina with Vulcan de Agua @ Antigua, Guatemala
Antigua is a pretty little colonial UNESCO World heritage town so nearly every picture taken there has a high chance to be nice. The shot of the arch with the dominant volcano is the classic postcard picture everyone makes. It’s however not too bad the other way around either, is it? More details about Antigua as well as the gorgeous Lake Atitlán nearby could be found here, in case you were interested.
Full Moon as seen from the dark side of the Full Moon 🙂
OK, I admit that this is on the edge of cheating ‘cos I’ve taken these pics of the Internet but it’s somewhat interesting, isn’t it?
I’ll try collecting more of those in the future, given the circumstances, there might not be that many new pics to enrich this collection. That’s unless you help me 🙂
Roques de García @ Mount Teide National Park, Canary Islands
For most holiday goers, the Canary Islands are known for their beaches and resorts. This diverse tropical archipelago of volcanic origins is however also home to a number of inland natural beauties, one of which is the iconic Mount Teide National Park on the island Tenerife.