Close your eyes, and imagine the Statue of Liberty. You’ll probably picture its gigantic size, powerful posture, its intense face, the seven spikes of its crown, the way she’s holding a torch… Even if you’ve never seen it in real life, your mind most likely has a common image of it that most people have.

Thanks to the media, popular culture and instant access to virtually any information, we all have developed common perspectives of things, places and historical events. But what if we take a look at the Statue of Liberty from a completely different angle, let’s say, the very back of its head?

Well, one excellent corner of Reddit named “Alternate Angles” may have an answer or many answers to things we see at their face value. In fact, this relatively new online community created in 2019 is dedicated to showing a whole new viewpoint of “iconic events and places in history beyond the traditional well-known photos and videos.”

The result is fresh perspectives and never-before-seen angles that prove there’s so much more than what meets the eye! Plus, scroll down for the interview with the awesome moderator team behind the Alternate Angles subreddit.

#1

Aa Of The Sphinx - It Has A Tail!

Aa Of The Sphinx - It Has A Tail!

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Floofy Samoyed
Community Member
2 months ago

I always thought it had a tail I just never knew where it was

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#2

Photo Of A Hiker Watching The Eruption Of Mt. St. Helens From Mt. Adams, About 37 Miles To The East.

Photo Of A Hiker Watching The Eruption Of Mt. St. Helens From Mt. Adams, About 37 Miles To The East.

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Green Machine
Community Member
2 months ago

The progression of both the eruption and his emotions.

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#3

Onlookers In Horror And Disbelief As They Watch The Twin Towers Collapse On 9/11

Onlookers In Horror And Disbelief As They Watch The Twin Towers Collapse On 9/11

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Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow... powerful photo.... so many people were doing this all over the world....clearly remember that morning...

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These days, when there’s so much content being shared on Reddit, it’s becoming hard to stand out from the rest of the subreddits. But the Alternate Angles subreddit proves that the internet can be an incredible place where we can all learn something new every day and expand our horizons.

With 132k members, Alternate Angles has been sharing a bunch of very interesting pics that show various objects, places, and events from unusual angles. It comes as a breath of fresh air where the dedicated and professional moderator team stands at the core of it.

#4

The David Statue Protected By Bricks During Ww2

The David Statue Protected By Bricks During Ww2

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
2 months ago

Without googling, it was common to literally burn bridges during WW2 (to inhibit the advance of enemy troops). However, the Ponte Vecchio was deliberately not destroyed by the Germans.

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#5

Charles Ebbets Photographing “Lunch On A Skyscraper”, The Famous Picture Of Workers In NY Eating Their Lunch On A Hanging Steel Beam

Charles Ebbets Photographing “Lunch On A Skyscraper”, The Famous Picture Of Workers In NY Eating Their Lunch On A Hanging Steel Beam

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Tequila4Two
Community Member
2 months ago

And who made a photograph of the photographer of this photograph?

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#6

Onlookers Reacting To The Explosion Of The Challenger Space Shuttle

Onlookers Reacting To The Explosion Of The Challenger Space Shuttle

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Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
2 months ago

Heartbreaking...

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“The origins are really quite simple,” the mod team told Bored Panda and continued: “A comment in another subreddit of famous pictures suggested that someone should create a sub of different views of famous pictures, which led to the creation of r/AlternateAngles by u/Murkon and another Redditor who decided to step down and is no longer a moderator.”

Most importantly, we asked the moderators to explain the very concept of Alternate Angles. They said that “it can be summed up by a rule: Limit all submissions to alternate views, or unique perspectives, of well-known locations, items, people, and events. An alternate angle of your kitchen does not qualify but Gordon Ramsay's kitchen does."

Having said that, the moderators added that determining what is "well known" is subjective. Hence, “the occasional post of an obviously non-well-known picture slips through, but we strive to keep with the original objective.”

#7

Bob Ross Before His Perm + Beard

Bob Ross Before His Perm + Beard

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
2 months ago

looks like rick astley...

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#8

Neil Armstrong’s Family Watching His Launch To The Moon-1969

Neil Armstrong’s Family Watching His Launch To The Moon-1969

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Michelle M
Community Member
2 months ago

One small step for man. A giant leap for mankind. Funny how humans haven't been on the moon in almost 50 years.

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#9

The Statue Of Liberty At The 1878 Paris World Fair Before Being Fully Assembled And Shipped To The United States

The Statue Of Liberty At The 1878 Paris World Fair Before Being Fully Assembled And Shipped To The United States

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Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

Before they put in the giant steam powered robot in it

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Turns out that much harder posts to moderate are those that are fakes or photoshopped. For this reason, the team relies on "the fantastic and active user base to help out with those."

When asked to share some of their own personal Alternate Angles posts, the moderator team said they “could have spent hours culling through thousands and thousands of posts to pick out more.” However, they picked a couple ones for our readers to enjoy: the Lincoln Memorial before the reflecting pool, recording Leo the Lion (the MGM's iconic mascot), this alternate angle of one of the biggest tragedies in US history, and this rare view of the back panel of Mona Lisa.

#10

Backside Of Tutankhamuns Mask

Backside Of Tutankhamuns Mask

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NsG
Community Member
2 months ago

Have you seen the INSIDE? It's full of hyroglyphics too

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#11

Prince William Giving “Middle Finger” After Prince Louis’ Birth

Prince William Giving “Middle Finger” After Prince Louis’ Birth

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Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
2 months ago

This comparison is a learning opportunity....

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#12

The Tank Man Photo From The Day Of The Tiananmen Square Massacre In 1989, Uncropped

The Tank Man Photo From The Day Of The Tiananmen Square Massacre In 1989, Uncropped

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Jon S.
Community Member
2 months ago

Blimey, the Chinese government were not messing about with half measures that day. So many tanks!

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#13

The Beatles Lining Up For The Abbey Road Album Cover Photo

The Beatles Lining Up For The Abbey Road Album Cover Photo

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Paul McCartney: Okay guys, who took my shoes? Lennon: *sniggers*. Harrison: Wha? I’m smoking a joint, exactly what are we doing here? Ringo: Yay, they let me sing a couple of songs!

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#14

A More Depressing View Of The Taj Mahal

A More Depressing View Of The Taj Mahal

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Been there. The Taj Mahal is beautiful, but it is right next to a plastic, effluent filled river.

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#15

Queen Filming The Iconic Bohemian Rhapsody Music Video In 1975

Queen Filming The Iconic Bohemian Rhapsody Music Video In 1975

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Board Pan, duh.
Community Member
2 months ago

Is this the real life?

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#16

Different View Of The Pyramids

Different View Of The Pyramids

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Benjamin Metzner
Community Member
2 months ago

Someone missed the chance to put the hat on the pyramid

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#17

Lincoln Memorial Before The Reflecting Pool

Lincoln Memorial Before The Reflecting Pool

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TmKhr
Community Member
2 months ago

It looks like as if the Memorial is the only building there

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#18

Sydney Opera House From Top

Sydney Opera House From Top

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Sapna Sarfare
Community Member
2 months ago

Been here. It is an amazing place. A happy place according to me

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#19

I Have A Dream

I Have A Dream

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Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
2 months ago

Great photo still....

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#20

The Leaning Tower Of Pisa Is Empty On The Inside

The Leaning Tower Of Pisa Is Empty On The Inside

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James016
Community Member
2 months ago

Last time I was there you could walk up it (that long ago). Got to the 2nd level then freaked out because of the lean.

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#21

The Nevermind Baby Getting Out Of The Pool

The Nevermind Baby Getting Out Of The Pool

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Chimmels
Community Member
2 months ago

The title cracks me up

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#22

Lady Liberty

Lady Liberty

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Marno Cameron
Community Member
2 months ago

On the one hand, it is an amazing photo. On the other hand, the compulsive in me is bothered that the platform/enclosure wasn't constructed with top/bottom symmetry when it is so nearly geometrically satisfying.

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#23

Star Wars Episode Iv Opening Crawl

Star Wars Episode Iv Opening Crawl

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Jon S.
Community Member
2 months ago

Never occurred to me this is how they did the intro

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#24

North Korean Founder Kim-Il Sung Had A Baseball Sized Tumor On The Back Of His Head. North Korean Propaganda Officials Had All Photos Taken Of Him From The Left Side. This Is One Of The Few Candid Photos Of The Tumor

North Korean Founder Kim-Il Sung Had A Baseball Sized Tumor On The Back Of His Head. North Korean Propaganda Officials Had All Photos Taken Of Him From The Left Side. This Is One Of The Few Candid Photos Of The Tumor

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Marno Cameron
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow! That was huge! Wikipedia says it was a calcium deposit tumor and his death was from a heart attack.

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#25

Tiananmen Square Before The Infamous Picture, The Guy Is In The Top Left, 1989

Tiananmen Square Before The Infamous Picture, The Guy Is In The Top Left, 1989

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
2 months ago

What a photo!

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#26

Behind The Price Is Right Wheel

Behind The Price Is Right Wheel

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Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

So, someone can easily stop it where they want

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#27

Alternate Angle Of The Phantom Menace

Alternate Angle Of The Phantom Menace

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NsG
Community Member
2 months ago

If I remember my trivia, you're looking at thousands of q-tips

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#28

Not The Typical View Of The Tiananmen Square Protests...

Not The Typical View Of The Tiananmen Square Protests...

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Luna W.
Community Member
2 months ago

It actually started as a peaceful protest of mostly students... They were mourning the death of a progressive politician who supported students' rights.

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#29

The Position Of The Camera Man Who Took The Picture Of The Dallas Shooter

The Position Of The Camera Man Who Took The Picture Of The Dallas Shooter

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Brandy Grote
Community Member
2 months ago

That poor dude hiding lower right, scared for his life...

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#30

Soldiers At A Port In England Waiting To Leave For Normandy On D Day

Soldiers At A Port In England Waiting To Leave For Normandy On D Day

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Caro Caro
Community Member
2 months ago

This is a powerful photo. So many men died for our freedom.

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Note: this post originally had 43 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.