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Astronaut Touching the Sun

For all of you who’ve held up the Leaning Tower of Pisa in clever forced-perspective photos, take a look at this photo and weep: NASA spacewalker Sunita Williams looks as if she’s reaching out to [...]

The leaning Colosseum of Rome ?

The world famous Colosseum in Rome could be going the same way as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The ancient gladiator arena appears to be slanting about …

Precariously Leaning Towers of the World

“QUANTUM SHOT” #772 Link – article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams The World’s Other Leaning Towers (apart from the one in Pisa) Many people are familiar with the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of the most famous buildings in the world. Construction began on the Tower in 1173 and took place in three [...]

50 Fun Examples of Forced Perspective

Forced perspective is a photography trick that involves placing two or more objects or people at different distances so when the picture comes out, it looks like one of them is a drastically different size. The technique can result in some really fun photos and is most commonly seen at places like the Leaning Tower [...]

Watching Abbey Road

A quick Google Images search for Abbey Road returns the iconic photograph of four Liverpool lads engaging in a famous stroll through a crosswalk of the London street. As Miss Cellania revealed previously, Google also returns a number of other incarnations of the images; the Simpsons making the famous walk with Homer in Lennon’s famous white [...]

Dark White Chocolate Design | Art Sculpture Around The World

White chocolate is a confection of sugar, cocoa butter, and milk solids with a pale yellow or ivory appearance. The melting point of cocoa butter is high enough to keep white chocolate solid at room temperature, yet low enough to allow white chocolate to melt in the mouth. As one of Italy’s most famous famous chocolatiers, [...]

13 Other Leaning Towers

Hey, it’s hard to keep a tower on the straight and narrow! The Leaning Tower of Pisa may be the most famous, but there are towers that lean all over the world. Web Urbanist looks at thirteen of them, including the Round Tower of the Kilmacduagh Monastery in Ireland pictured. It leans 1.5 feet, but [...]

Forced Perspective Photography

Forced perspective photography combines an unlimited focus range with an expansive landscape to create a photo that your mind interprets to be real. The effect is a Photoshop-less photo forgery. Environmental Graffiti has collected a fantastic gallery of such images, including the one above by Alexandre Duarte. The most famous subject for forced perspective imagery is [...]

At The Leaning Tower, It’s All About Perspective

Cabinet of Wonders is a blog that my Google Reader recommended to me earlier this year, and I’m grateful. Its author, Heather McDougal, describes it as a “place where things of interest are set out, in possibly bizarre, possibly fetishistic presentation, for perusal by the discerning, who understand that presentation, and scientific interest, are all [...]