Although these famous landmarks have stood the test of time, their surroundings have not. The surroundings been subject to rapid change urbanisation specially in last 100 years. The zoomed out pictures sheds some light on the not so pleasing reality that surround these landmarks today. Still there is no doubt on the magnificence of these landmarks. Up close or zoomed out, these great examples of human quest for perfection will continue to inspire awe for generation to come.