Cinder cone volcanoes look kind of like a mound/donut shaped. from the side view, it looks like there's a donut hole at the top in the middle. From the top view, it looks basically like a donut from the top view. =)
No, the Milky Way Galaxy should look different from different directions. It should look like a spiral from the front/top and back/bottom. From a side view, it should look like a thick or contracted line. From any other view, it should look like an ellipse.