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Oslo artwork

By Kurt42    
Concave artworks on a wall in Oslo. My brain tells me it is convex, although I know quite well it is concave . . . stupid brain.

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Irishkate Plus
7 41 113 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2014 12:12AM
One would have to see this to believe it is concave!!!
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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2014 12:40AM
It certainly plays tricks with your eyes. Great find and image Kurt. Thanks for sharing.

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Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2014 3:05AM
Exquisite... Like a puzzle! Makes you want to klook again...
Well spotted and captured. Makes an interesting image.
Great illusion and a wonderful photo.. What the eye sees is not always true.

28 Jul 2014 6:44AM
Looks convex to me as well, can't see it as concave.
Well captured image.

woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2014 7:57AM
Haunting and mysterious, designed to confuse the eyes (the artwork, I mean).
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1888 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2014 8:15AM
I want to go back, we missed these. In the modern development by the water front? Extraordinarily beautiful and haunting.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
28 Jul 2014 9:27AM
Fascinating Grin
jadus 6 1.2k 3 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2014 9:56AM
Excellent image. Be gentle on yourself Kurt Grin

SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
28 Jul 2014 1:59PM
I love these optical conundrums. Unfortunately they're hard to illustrate in a photo. I'm trying hard to see it. Smile
saltireblue Plus
7 7.8k 33 Norway
28 Jul 2014 4:36PM
Can't see that these are concave either!

Where in Oslo are these, Kurt?

Kurt42 Plus
15 2.9k 1 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2014 10:54PM

Quote:Can't see that these are concave either!

Where in Oslo are these, Kurt?


The are in (I think I have the name of the road correct) Standen which runs along the waterside. There are several on the walls, but you have to walk towards a bar before you can see them. If you look at the shadows on the wall, it will show that an optical illusion is happening because the shadows on the actual faces appear to be the wrong side. I will put up an angled view tomorrow.

saltireblue Plus
7 7.8k 33 Norway
29 Jul 2014 6:28AM
Stranden....I know exactly where that is, Kurt, thank you.

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