Remember that time you went to the Eiffel Tower? And you took a picture of the Eiffel Tower? And it was the exact same picture of the Eiffel Tower that the 450 people stood around you took? And it was nowhere near - could never be anywhere near - as good as the top, stock image result that Google surfaces when you search "Eiffel Tower"?
Well, yeah. British photographer Oliver Curtis remembers. And that's why he decided to do something different. His photo series Volte-face is a collection of images taken at famous monuments, but not of famous monuments. Instead, Curtis pointed his camera the other way.
The idea came about in 2012, when Curtis visited the Pyramids of Giza and noticed a brand new golf course in the distance. “I found this visual sandwich of contrasting color, texture and form intriguing... because of the oddness of my position; standing at one of the great wonders of the world facing the ‘wrong’ way," he said. Check out the best of the pictures, below.