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By on July 29, 2006, with 81 Comments

Is this really a sinkin’ house, away in the horizont? Hardly possible, but yet appears so. Can you guess how this optical illusion took place? When you’re ready, and think you know the solution, open this article, scroll down, and see the solution for yourslef… It’s rather simple. Enjoy!

As you see, the first photo was taken under an angle, giving you impression the house is sinking, while infact the camera was tilted to the right :)

  • ELizabeth

    That is sooo cool! It makes my head hurt… Thanks for the cool illusion!

  • dan

    that is so easy!

  • SloYvY

    welcome in DisneyLand. Yes, this house should be bought by Mickey. Very “étonnant”.

  • Ronnie

    hey everyone i looked at it and because i was a genious in school it took me no longer than 5 seconds to decide that the camera was tilted not the house. Thank you for taking the time to read this comment from me i must go now to bed be wonderful

  • Kevin

    This one is pretty lame

  • Sarah

    WOW this is really cool!! I thought the house was really sinking!!!

  • house

    that is the most basic illusion i have ever seen

  • rohtop

    that’s a cool one

  • noname

    okay, this one really isn’t the best i’ve ever seen. it’s too plain. there’s no fun in it, you know

  • niki

    that’s pretty cool

  • Lola

    Oooh its on a hill. very simple.

  • rohtop

    very cool one!

  • lulu

    like it!!

  • julia

    this is really cool, but the setting looks so fake it is hard to believe it wasn’t just put together on the computer.

  • daniel
  • Don Wobly

    Holy nardo I just pooed myself

  • geerski

    ya 1st response!!

  • Neil G. Barclay

    It’s a dandy illusion even if the solution is extremely obvious; especially, to anyone who has ever used a camera.

  • Holybeernutz

    Whoa, sweet.

  • MO407

    Just as I expected. Can’t fool me.

  • roy


  • Not Impressed

    This is really stupid. When I got this widget, i thought i’d get cool illusions, not crappy photoshop.

  • Jeff

    It looked so natural, especially since the house is as BIG as the Titanic :-)

  • PietreWitobi

    I’m not one to question – but it just looks so photoshopped in both images I find it hard to get lost in this particular illusion.

    Perhaps it is the fact that the light on the House seems so much more intense than the light on the tree.

    I like the concept though.

  • cb

    The camera was tilted,very simple………I can’t lie,I didn’t know until I looked at the answer…lol

  • G-Unit

    Aha! I already knew that..

  • AJ

    This one was easy to figure out. Just look at the clouds in the first picture, they’re angled.

    Still a cool illusion though!

  • Someone

    Cool, where is that?

  • Jonathan

    Interesting and amazing. Wow.

  • Mike

    I’m glad I don’t have to cut THAT lawn!

  • Laura

    ahhh, nice trick :-)

  • ho da

    that was the dumbest thing i ever saw

  • hoevenaers

    montmartre, paris, france,

  • bowlero


  • max

    yea, that was an easy one.

  • moni

    THATS HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • llamalover

    Hmm, pretty cool!

  • Billy

    Who’s the arrogant “genious” in school? I hope he was joking considering how many people figured it out so easily, and you can even see the tree trunk in the first picture tilted to the side. I do, however enjoy the illusion.

  • Animal Lover

    This is so cool but its only really a simple illusion…

  • Sbredflag

    I didn’t like it that much…

  • ED

    Yea I think its pretty PhotoShopped too…. but still a cool concept…. there you go- conceptual artists…

  • marc

    To Ronnie the “genious”-

    Genius is spelled thusly…

  • miss universe

    it waz ok but pretty :(

  • hulagirl


  • Walt


    People that scream photshop at every opportunity are too lame. This is a photograph plain and simple.

    But the person that said the clouds give it away needs to look at clouds in his part of town. Do all your clouds run parallel with each rooftop or horizon?

    Personally I still think the cause of this house sinking are very large gophers.

  • chris

    it still does look like the house was cut off and place at an angle cause someone used photoshop


    i do see everyone’s point

  • boopit

    Kinda boring…

  • Brian

    Actually, the camera is tilted to the left, or counter-clockwise…

  • MR.MOP

    this is pretty cool but easy to do….

  • Damien

    Looks like a Monty Python Sketch.

  • Matt


  • Pandas

    interesting, i guess….

  • camhack

    i didnt notice that at first but its not really an illusion

  • Forest

    Wow! I really liked that one, I never suspected the camera was tilted. I didn’t work long on it though…but I really liked it! :)

  • Confused

    I didn’t get this 1 at all!
    can some1 explain it?

    • random guy

      he took a picture and just rotated it u got it lol… its easy mate

  • Anonymous

    That’s pretty cool!!

    P.S. Sounds like RONNIE is stuck up!!

  • Pifou

    Hi everyone !

    this picture isn’t Photoshopped at all. And the solution has already been posted (34).
    This scene take place in Paris, France. At Montmartre to be exact…

  • Nel

    That is so awesome!! :) :) :)

  • Anonymous

    It is OK , It took me some time to work out but im blonde so there you go.
    very good < CLAP >

  • Dr.Bokesa

    Not so good.
    I myself am a proffesor of Art and Drama at Grungenbride University in York and I found this Blog by coinsidence and it appears to be very impressive and I enjoy looking around.
    But this Link is not so impressive and you could do better.

  • Denise

    Why….does people have to bah this kind of stuff….my guess is they couldn’t figure it out and once they did thy are like…”lame, so old, anyone could do thid…blah blah..”

  • Anonymous

    it’s obdvious the house is Behind a hill and someone took a picture

    Or….The camera is tilted!

  • Anonymous

    Why do some people always question whether it is photoshopped? just enjoy the great illusion. obviously it is easy to see its on a hill, but its about seeing the illusion, seeing it as a sinking house, not about seeing the answer. I think it looks really cool, great illusion!

  • Anonymous

    stupid. even with the image righted, it doesn’t explain why the ground is tilted.

  • Anonymous

    hey ronnie, get back to work or go back to school, its genius.

  • Anonymous

    i believe that what is so very clever in this picture is how they used the tree… they shot just as much as they should thus making it look going straight up in the first picture

  • Bethan

    I think that that is neat. Of course, if ‘geniouses’ are finding in too simple maybe they should be on some ‘make your own teleport.com’ or somewhere instead of here with us lesser beings.

  • Anonymous

    Oh come on. That house isn’t anywhere near that hill in reality either. It’s a town house. Not an optical illusion but a montage…

  • Jason

    Ronnie the “genius”, who is unable to spell the word correctly.

  • Anonymous

    lol i knew it was tilted from the start
    haha no wonder the person who took it cut out the bottom of the tree in the first pic

  • Elliet

    well it can be only done two way tilt your body or tilt the camera

    thanks for sharing that lol.

  • Person

    I knew the camera wz tilted as soon as i saw the pic.

  • feather

    its OK…i guess, looks like a balamory house!

  • Confused

    this – my name – me

  • Shaleha

    this is really good

  • Kayla

    Um, well, I kinda guessed it.

  • Aric

    This one I immediatly knew. A good one, in my opinion.

  • mad tiger

    thats taken at llandidno ive been there before

  • Juniper Tyres

    the house doesnt even look like it was originally in the picture. the lighting is off

  • http://www.bing.com/ Ebony

    I feel so much happier now I udenrsatnd all this. Thanks!