I always knew the great pyramids of Egypt were right near Cairo, but the photos of them always show them as if they are totally isolated in the desert. I was surprised, and amused with myself, when I looked at Google maps and Google Earth some years ago to see just how close modern (comparatively?) building has come to encroaching on the space around the pyramids.
Perhaps zooming in a bit makes the point better:
But while I'm sure there are numerous photos of the pyramids like the one below, this one brings home just how close the pyramids are to the bustling metropolis of Cairo.