Everything has a story behind it. Whether it’s a work of art or the building across the road from you. There’s always a story behind something.
But we often forget this, which means it’s story gets forgotten over time, with very little people knowing it’s interesting story and history.
This goes to a lot of world attractions like Big Ben, The Golden Gate Bridge, and even the Mona Lisa.
Here are just a few things with hidden stories that you probably didn’t know about.
1. The top-floor apartment of the Eiffel Tower
Gustave Eiffel, the man who designed France’s most famous monument, actually had a secret room in the tower. He built and fitted an apartment for himself on its topmost floor.
He often used it to rest and receive guests. On one occasion, he had a long conversation there with Thomas Edison. The apartment contains a kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms, and a living room, and, of course, boasts spectacular views. Today it serves as a museum, complete with waxworks of Eiffel and Edison.
2. The broken chain at the feet of the Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty was given to the USA by the people of France in honor of the 100th anniversary of the American Revolution. It symbolizes freedom, democracy, and the repeal of slavery. That’s the reason broken chains rest at her feet. It’s something often overlooked by the countless tourists who visits her.
3. The Isleworth Mona Lisa
It’s a well-known fact that many artists have reproduced the famous Mona Lisa.
But it’s believed that there is one other portrait painted by da Vinci himself, and this one is no copy.
What’s interesting is that the second version is painted from a slightly different perspective. It’s possible that it was made by a different artist, or maybe several of them.