Down The Up Staircase


What I had initially thought was an ordinary photo of my wife walking down a wide stairway turned out to be a rather interesting example of an optical illusion. The high concrete wall on her right had been partially painted with a dark grey paint which gives the illusion that the stairs could be going up. Also worth mentioning is that the lighter grey in the upper right of the picture is not some distant foggy vista. It’s still the wall!


4 thoughts on “Down The Up Staircase

  1. nikkorbacher

    It’s a terrific photo, and I won’t even try to explain how, in the little photo that came in the email notification, the wall appeared to me to be a hillside rising up from down below the stairs. Great colors and composition.

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