Grabbing the Tower Optical Illusion

Forced Perspective 8 May 2014 0 Comments

Grabbing the Tower Optical Illusion

This man appears to be so big that he can grip the base of a tower and hold it like his own personal toy.  It would be interesting to know how far away he is standing from this structure when this picture was taken. For another interesting forced perspective photograph, check out the Eiffel Tower […]

Cell Phone Towers Disguised as Trees

Miscellaneous 14 November 2013 0 Comments

Cell Phone Tower Disguised as Tree

These days, it seems like everyone has a mobile phone.  The companies that provide coverage, like Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, all talk about their nationwide coverage and the reliability of their networks.  In order to get reliable coverage, they must erect cell phone towers all over the country.  If you have seen a cell phone […]

The Other Face of Paris by Gianni Sarcone

Ambiguous,Hidden Objects 6 March 2013 0 Comments

The Other Face of Paris by Gianni Sarcone

We have featured a number of works from Italian author and artist Gianni Sarcone in the past.  One of my favorite works by Sarcone is the following image title “The Other Face of Paris”.  Upon first glance, it is a photograph of a woman holding an umbrella while standing underneath the Eiffel Tower.  But can […]

Double Truncated Pyramids by Robin Hunnam

Miscellaneous 18 October 2012 0 Comments

Double Truncated Pyramids - Op Art by Robin Hunnam

Today’s illusion is titled “Double Truncated Pyramids” by op artist Robin Hunnam.  These “double pyramids” appear to form a series of strange three-dimensional towers.  Do you perceive depth in this image? To view more of Robin’s work, please visit his blog – Grasshoppermind.

Eiffel Tower Forced Perspective

Forced Perspective 10 August 2012 0 Comments

Eiffel Tower Relative Size Illusion

The Eiffel Tower, named after its engineer Gustave Eiffel, was erected in 1889 in Paris, France for the 1889 World’s Fair.  The tower measures over 1,000 feet in height.  From 1889 to 1930, it was the tallest man-made structure in the world.  In the photograph below, a giant man shows off his height by playfully […]

Impossible Owl Tower by Jos de Mey

Impossible 18 April 2012 0 Comments

Impossible Owl Tower by Jos de Mey

Jos de Mey was a Flemish-Belgian painter known for his paintings that frequently included impossible objects.  In the painting below, three owls perch on a tower that would not be possible in the real world.  Fortunately for us, we can escape the real world any time we want by diving into one of Jos de […]