Ever heard somebody say "been there, done that, got the t-shirt?" Well you'll never hear Sam Barsky say that. Why? Because Sam doesn't buy t-shirts. He knits sweaters. Featuring different places. And then he goes to those places and photographs himself wearing his sweaters of those places. Check out the pictures below to see for yourself. From Stonehenge, London's Tower Bridge, and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to less well-known landmarks such as roads, aquariums, and random pylons, Barsky and his sweaters make even the most mundane locations seem suddenly rather interesting.

Sam started knitting in 1999 when he met the owners of a local yarn shop. "I asked them where you can learn to knit," he told Bored Panda. "They offered to teach me for free under one condition - that I buy their yarn. I agreed. It was a dream come true after years of signing up for knitting classes that would always get canceled due to low enrollment. In the years that followed, I have knitted 106 sweaters featuring various nature scenes, landmarks, holidays, and more, all freehand without a graph. Each sweater has an interesting (long) story behind it."

Sam says he's had to overcome plenty of challenges to complete his sweaters, including traveling long distances to obtain yarn and rushing to knit them in time for a specific event. "At first, I didn't think anything of the idea of posing in front of the landmarks or objects they represent. But it seemed like the natural choice to wear them there. Before long, I had 10-15 such pictures. I realized this was a form of art of its own and I started making a conscious effort to create more pictures like these."

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Jasmine Chen
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3 years ago

Wow! great skill!

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Jasmine Chen
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3 years ago

This is so cool! looks so real!

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Jasmine Chen
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3 years ago

Love the grass!

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Cute.

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Suzan Christiaanse
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3 years ago

OMG< I want this sweater!

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Karnelia
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3 years ago

Up, up, up! I mean, alpaca's!!

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Reminds me of old driving simulation games. Geeky. I like it. ♥

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Matt Maldre
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3 years ago

The look on everyone's face is wonderful.

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Jasmine Chen
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3 years ago

Best one!

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Awww... This one is cute. It's like a child's painting.

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Duffman
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3 years ago

Jasmine Chen, is everything allright? You didn't comment on this particular photo... everything ok or we need to call 911? Or did you just forget this one? HELP!!

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Daria B
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3 years ago

I like this one too. It's artsy.

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Nicole Rosandich
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3 years ago

My son loves sharks...he would wear this one everywhere.

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Sharon Vaughn
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3 years ago

Can he do Fenway Park?

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Amy Peckham
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3 years ago

This is not the droid you are looking for

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Sharon Vaughn
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3 years ago

Articulate.

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dash
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3 years ago

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If she only knew what he was doing with that hand.

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spirit wolf
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3 years ago

They obviously shop together and coordinate....SLAYED!

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Validot Ratk
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3 years ago

fanny pack... damn. he is sooo hipster

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Viktoria Zellner
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3 years ago

this sweater should be blue

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Anna Radicevic
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3 years ago

wonderful colours! What a talent!!!

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Sergio Nobrega Artesao
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3 years ago

Madeira! famous!

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Yesung CloudLover
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3 years ago

i feel so sad for polar bear dying TT.TT......................................................

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saynogo
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3 years ago

What is going on here!? Do you have lights in your pants? Stop! It distracts from your sweater! ;)

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Cristina Bolba
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3 years ago

These are the Baha'i terraces in Haifa, Israel.

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Amanda Giselle
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3 years ago

you rock.

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Cristina Bolba
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3 years ago

And this is the Prison City, Akko in Israel. Accrros the bay, behind him is Haifa

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Alex K
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3 years ago

The aphex twins

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