Everything has a story behind it. Whether it’s a painting or the building across the road from you. And with time, the stories are forgotten and not many live to know the actual history and secrets behind them. While all of us are well familiar with the Eiffel Tower, The Golden Gate Bridge, and the Mona Lisa, there’s still A LOT you don’t know about them and the great mysteries behind these famous icons. Here’s a list of some of the most intriguing ones for you to take a look at.
Gustave Eiffel, the man who designed France’s most famous monument, built an apartment for himself on its topmost floor. The apartment contains a kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms, and a living room which now serves as a museum. He often used it to rest and receive guests and once he had a long conversation there with Thomas Edison too.
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The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty symbolizes freedom, democracy, and the repeal of slavery. This is why there are broken chains lying at the feet of the statue, which many tourists fail to notice.
The Isleworth Mona Lisa
Did you know there is one other portrait of the famous Mona Lisa painted by da Vinci himself? He has painted the second version from a slightly different perspective. Experts believe this is simply an earlier version of da Vinci’s masterpiece.