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By on April 4, 2007, with 43 Comments

Hmm, seems it’s time for another true optical illusion. Sorry people, there aren’t so many pure ones, so I have to post closest things I have. Luckily, I found this set of photos from Perth, Australia to show you great impossible object. Just in time to celebrate my Croat team victory in waterpolo world championships that was held in Australia as well. It’s an art installation or a statue of some sort, that gives an impression of impossible triangle, if viewed correctly. Inside this article you can see photos of it from different angles. It’s the same idea as the Unity triangle, that was also featured on MI. Anyone saw this in person? Is the effect as good as it is in the photos? You tell me!

Perth Impossible Triangle Optical Illusion
Perth Impossible Triangle Optical Illusion
Perth Impossible Triangle Optical Illusion
Perth Impossible Triangle Optical Illusion

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43 Responses
  1. Elizabeth says:

    wow!!
    that is so cool

  2. Mustaffa says:

    Yea that is impossible but it isnt when u look at it from a different angle.

  3. Doc says:

    Yeaah, no never mind, ok i was about to say… aw man i forgot! no wait.. ok now i… oop i lost it… I think i dang! umm… yes now i … no never mind. OH I SEEN THIS TO MANY TIMES!!!, boring now… what did i say?

  4. leet says:

    LOL i thought it was floating till i saw the other pics with the support in it….

  5. Anonymous says:

    Awsome but i have seen it before!
    YOU ROCK THE HOUSE

  6. sydneyy says:

    i think Austrailia is just amazing in general!!

  7. Not At School Anymore says:

    That is SO Awsome to bad i can’t cross the world to see it

    I LUV THIS SITE!

    Im an illusion FREAK!

    But yah weird lookin. If i saw it at the wrong angle i would have been like what is the point of that?!?

  8. Michael says:

    yeah, man i live just near that thing and it does work. It is on a 2 lane roundabout but you cant see it work from the roads, only the footpaths that surround it.

  9. Matt says:

    leet: LOL i thought it was floating till i saw the other pics with the support in it….

    yeah, me too

  10. Terra says:

    Does anyone know where this is in Perth? I have a brother living there and i could tell him where it is so he could se if it works.

  11. Vandigo says:

    That is just friggin awesome. There is no other way to describe it.

  12. Anonymous says:

    this is freaky, but awesome!

  13. ethman42 says:

    I love public sculpture that recreates such well known optical illusions. Even unkown ones. Anything.

  14. Anonymous says:

    That is cool. It does look like it is floating

  15. voula says:

    i cannot understand what these pictures show
    can anybody help me?

  16. Anonymous says:

    ive seen this illusion sssooooooo
    many times!!! it iz still great though!!! lol

  17. So Not An Athlete says:

    Wow, that rings true to life. A lot of times we jump to conclusions and judge others but when we only see things from a different perspective it could be entirely different.
    Very nice picture, thank you.

  18. TheDude says:

    wow thats good

  19. Schaianne says:

    That is so awesome!

  20. Anonymous says:

    dude that’s AWESOME
    it freaked me out big time
    nice job
    i like it

    pssssst……..doc is kinda weird

  21. Anonymous says:

    Check out this link for more information on this type of “impossible” figure:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penrose_triangle

  22. Slare says:

    the “impossible” figure can really be made no illusions just reall they are possible to make lol

  23. At School says:

    Wow you live in Australia. See ya i do read the text!!

  24. guitarking says:

    I could see how it was done right after seeing the last photo. If you look carefully, there’s a crack between one of the shafts that is visible. And I agree with leet, it does look a little like it’s floating in the first picture.

  25. MovesInSilence says:

    The sculpture is at the round about on Plain st, East Parade, Brook St East Perth.
    For those with google earth the pointer says it’s at 31″57’05.68″ S 115″52’36.87″ E elev 11m

    you can see it clearly from above :)

  26. scienzia says:

    I still don’t get how the top corner may look as if it was attached….

    great illusion

  27. Anonymous says:

    very funny.

  28. scrawf says:

    Damn, I was just in Perth last week, if I had’ve known this was there I would have made a special trip to see it.

    Hmmm, maybe I’ll just save these photos & tell people I went there, yeah, that sounds good!

  29. Me haha!!! says:

    i’m really starting to get sick of this triangle

  30. Anonymous says:

    I live in Perth Western Australia. I’ve been to that triangle its bloody wierd, its in east Perth.

  31. Musemistress says:

    I used to get driven down the main road to that thing, it sits on a roundabout, all the time and it really doesn’t look like much from that angle. But indeed, down on the paths near the little canals you get the special effect.

    We Perthians are used to it, but we still grin when it grabs the notice of the internet, mainly because people often forget we exist thanks to Sydney being the apparent only city in Australia (you can tell this annoys me, well it would annoy you too if you said you were from Aust to someone and they eagerly exclaimed “Oh from Sydney!?”, then their face falls and looks bored when you say “No, Perth. In the far west.”

  32. Donna says:

    My dad (George Martin) contructed this triangle in east perth.

  33. it looks imposible but its possible. cool

  34. Meshee says:

    In real life the effect works amazingly

  35. esther says:

    haha this is totally like inception

  36. kaylah says:

    whoop whoop Perth is awesome

  37. Jacob says:

    OMG my head was hurting trying to figure this out! then this came along and i now know.

  38. Zoe says:

    WOW. thats amazing. never seen it in my life but i want to go there now

  39. Tazma says:

    That is so cool :)

  40. AAron says:

    I have walked through this area for years and never knew the sculpture made a triangle. It was only recently I saw it from the right angle and went WOW! It works absolutely perfectly like in the photos, you just need to be on the path a fair way from on the other side of the lake. Even the ends of the sculpture are designed so they almost lock together when viewed correctly

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