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Leaning Tower of Pisa Optical Illusion

Approximately 200 years in the making and about 800 years since the first block was laid the Leaning Tower of Pisa has stood as a unique architectural land mark.

Recently it has been discovered that in fact the Tower is not leaning it just looks that way due to a unique optical illusion effect of the surrounding buildings. You can see in the below image that the tower is relatively straight it is obviously the building to the right in this photo that is leaning.

Leaning Tower of Pisa optical illusion

And to think of all of the time and money invested over the years in trying to keep the wrong building from falling over. The city council is embarrassed and promised to immediately hire a consulting firm to study the new situation.


bekaz said...

interesting , may i post foto on my page ?

Walt said...

I don't own this photo and don't know where I got it. As long as you indicate (as I do at the bottom of my page) that the copyright belongs to the original artist.

A link back to me is a courtesy.

Anonymous said...

i am sorry to say, but I have watched on the descovery channel, that scientists go to the top of it and they tie a piece of metal to a piece of string and it shows that every year, the tower is leaning more and more... I don't know how this picure works, but maybe its true, maybe it's not

Anonymous said...

i think so

Anonymous said...

this s strange...it makes me wonder. =]

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking that this picture was taken at an angle so it looks like the tower is straight.

Anonymous said...

No, the picture was NOT taken at an angle. Someone changed the angle of the part of the Tower that is above the "wrap", and the entire other building. Look carefully and you will see a 10-degree counter-clockwise "bend" in the tower right at the top of the wrapped area.

Walt said...

This photo has not been manipulated in any way. The post is a joke, obviously we all know that this tower is leaning.

I have looked down from the top of this tower and know first hand that it is leaning.

To get this photo you have to be in the right place. The amazing thing about this photo is that from the angle it was taken the story is "almost" believable.

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