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Optical Illusion

Grass Globe in Paris (France)

Architects and artists have clever ways of confusing your eyes. Their designs can trick you into seeing two-dimensional paintings as three-dimensional objects. They can add giant dents to a completely flat floor. And they can make skyscrapers seemingly disappear into thin air.

But sometimes the effects don’t appear to be completely desired, and light and shadow play a so fascinating role.

The truth of the story lies in the details – William Smith
Toilet in the Chicago Magic Lounge – Chicago (Illinois)
Kennel for Police Unit in Moissy Cramoyel (France) – Fassio-Viaud Architects
Sunflower (Swiss pair Ioulia Chtchetinina and Noah Scherer performing a throw triple twist at the World Figure Skating Championships in Boston, Massachusetts) – Photo: Myriam Cawston
New Day in Kiev (Ukraine) – Anozer Studio
Sunshine Perspective at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (Cambodia) – Photo: Chheng SC
World’s Tallest Tram – Bangkok (Thailand)
Krzywy Domek in Sopot (Poland) – Szotyńscy & Zaleski
From the Knees of My Nose to the Belly of My Toes by Alex Chinneck – Photo: Stephen O’Flaherty
Uphill Climb – Photo: Schevepalen
Breast of Light in a Hotel Room
Kameiwa Cave in Chiba, Japan, with sunlight forming a heart
Kameiwa Cave in Chiba, Japan, with sunlight forming… a heart – Photo: Mairead
Street Artist Peeta in Agropoli (Italy)
Showroom by Casa Ceramica – Manchester (UK)
Giza Pyramid (from exactly above) – Greater Cairo (Egypt)
Park Güell in Barcelona (Spain) – Antoni Gaudí, Josep Maria Jujol and Joan Rubió
Ouse Valley Viaduct (Sussex, England) – Photo: Harimao Lee
Dancing House in Prague (Czech Republic) – Vlado Milunić & Frank Gehry

2 thoughts on “Optical Illusion Leave a comment

  1. Love this art form, and know plenty of plain and ugly buildings that would benefit from a makeover to perk up pedestrians and muddle the brain 🥴


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