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By on September 25, 2006, with 28 Comments

Here is another illusion that Dave Barlow sent us! He photographed this obelisk infront of the church during his holidaya at Fountains Abbey, UK. It looks as if the obelisk is as tall as the church. But be aware that it’s just an illusion! Infact, church is 10 times higher! Jump inside this article to see the following from another angle!

Fountains Abbey Church Illusion
Fountains Abbey Church Illusion


28 Responses
  1. Eshita says:

    Cool picture. I think the distance makes the obelisk appear bigger than the church.

  2. bufar says:

    That’s cool. I’ve seen stuff like this before, but it still amazes me.

  3. scott says:

    I knew that the church was going to be bigger, but I had no idea just HOW much bigger…

  4. yenterb says:

    what a humungo church! Whoa!

  5. Pandas's evil twin says:

    Haha, bad. I hate things like that

  6. HottShot says:

    What an awesome pic !!!

  7. lonewolfxix says:

    the problem is from the 2nd angle it isn’t the right size either as then he is closer to the cathedral than he is to the obelisk. Still, pretty cool.

  8. Marqie says:

    That is soo cool!

  9. Ilia Chentsov says:

    The second picture is very nice even without the effect. I’d like to visit this place.
    Oh, and were they taken in different time of the year?

  10. T says:

    coolios potatoes

  11. WOW!!!!!!!! says:

    =- |_______________________)

  12. thomas h. says:

    u can tell bcuz the tree if the tree wasnt there then u would hav a hard time

  13. Larry Ellison says:

    Uhh no, they werent taken at different times of the year! The photographer simply blew reallllllly hard , & every single leaf on every single tree for miles went bye bye; even blew the dark green off the grass… AMAZING!!

  14. Elliexx ANIMALS ROCK!! says:

    yep – they were taken at different times of the year (probably Summer & Winter). and yes – i agree with lonewolfxix about the 2nd pic.
    but still kl illusion

  15. Anonymous says:

    Unfortunately I can’t really picture how that works.

    Shame ;(

  16. Anonymous says:

    Unfortunately I can’t really picture how that works.

    Shame ;(

  17. happy happy joy joy says:

    Ooh, cool. I like it

  18. rich says:

    turns out the church is actually higher than the obelisk, and even with that, it would appear only about 4x bigger, and like mentioned, is already closer to the camera, so hardly 10x bigger :p

  19. i*is*awesome says:

    it looks like that bcuz the obelisk is much closer to Dave than the church is

  20. LOLZORS says:

    I’ve Been there, it’s just down the road from me (Ripon, North Yorkshire)

    btw, this isnt Fountains Abbey, it is a church built on the site, the abbey is in ruins (though there is still quite alot left) after Henry VIII burnt down most abbeys during the Tudor period.

    But anyways, I don’t think you really want a history lesson ;D

  21. Anonymous says:

    I love this kind of thing.

  22. Hime Ichigo!!! says:

    Hehehe!! I love this one, it looks so cool cause the church is actually sooo much bigger and it looks sooo cool!!! I love it and I showd my family and they were as amazed as me!! If I had ever seen that picture without the one underneath I would have thought the Obelisk was actually taller than the church!!! Hehehe!! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Anonymous says:

    What happened to the buildings/rooms on the side of the church in the side view? They seem to have disappeared in the front view!

  24. shark3901 says:

    its weird the petur taker was at an angel

  25. ohmygosh says:

    honestly, they look like two different pictures, but obviously it’s just an illusion

  26. Annishia says:

    pretty cool

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  28. Tinkerbell says:

    Thanks for all the cool illusions! Our family enjoys them a lot… Our daughter says this one’s a good illusion, but she saw this illusion twice (“even though you’re not supposed to.”)

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