Monumental Mistakes!

Historical buildings and monuments are a major place of attraction for travel freaks, history enthusiast, students and architects.

The famous monuments of the world have been illustrated in the following pictures. But there is one mistake in each illustration. Can you spot the mistake?

Spot the mistake in the Palace of Westminster picture

What's Wrong With This Picture Puzzle - Westminister
ANSWER
Victoria Tower, Westminster should not show a clock.

The Victoria Tower is located at one end of the Palace of Westminster in London. It is named after Queen Victoria. The height of the tower is 98.5 meters (323 ft.) It has 12 floors.


Spot the mistake in the Windsor Castle picture

What's Wrong With This Picture Puzzle - Windsor Castle
ANSWER
Tower of Windsor Castle is round.

The Windsor Castle is located in county of Berkshire, England. The castle has been inhabited for almost 900 years. It is one of the royal houses of British Kings & Queens.


Spot the mistake in the Leaning tower of Pisa picture

What's Wrong With This Picture  Puzzle - Leaning Tower of Pisa
ANSWER
The leaning tower of Pisa is shown perpendicular.

The Tower of Pisa is a bell tower situated behind Pisa Cathedral in Pisa, Italy. The height of the tower is 55.86 meters (183.27 feet). It has 8 floors. The tower is made of marble.


Spot the mistake in the Nelson’s Column picture

What's Wrong With This Picture Puzzle - Nelson's Monument
ANSWER
Lions should not be in a sitting position.

The Nelson’s Column is located in Trafalgar Square, London. It is a monument to commemorate the death of Admiral Horatio Nelson who died in 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar.


Spot the mistake in the Mount Rushmore picture

What's Wrong With This Picture Puzzle - Mount Rushmore
Credit: Cover picture of GAMES Magazine
Issue: April 1997

Now, 6 artists planned to paint Mount Rushmore from memory. But only one succeeded in painting the correct sequence of presidents. Can you pick out the correct rendering of this national memorial?

ANSWER
The sixth Mount Rushmore painting is the only one that shows the correct
sequence of presidents: (from left to right) George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

Mount Rushmore is located on the northeast edge of Harney Peak Granite Batholith in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It was chiseled out of granite to create the faces of 4 presidents.


Spot the mistake in the Eiffel Tower picture

What is wrong with this picture of Italy
ANSWER
The Eiffel Tower is not in Venice, but in Paris.

The Eiffel Tower is located by the banks of the river Seine in Paris, France. It was officially opened on May 6, 1889 to provide arched entrance to “Exposition Universelle World’s Fair”.

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