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Wonders in Downtown HarrisburgI’ve just learned about one of a kind “Visual Illusions” exhibition at The Gallery at Walnut Place (413 Walnut St.) in Harrisburg. It will be opened till 31st December, so be sure to visit if you find yourself nearby! Best of all it’s free to attend!

The age-old saying “seeing is believing” usually stands, however, this exhibition provides evidence that from all of the senses, sight is most easily deceived. It seems very familiar with what our little website does! Moreover, organizers proudly claim that the exhibit, which exercises the visual and perceptual abilities, will amuse attendees with paradoxical images that are often inconsistent with what perceives to be true. You as a guest will be given the opportunity to decipher numerous optical illusions, including the mystifying four-legged man pictured on your right!

How long did take you to make sense out of this photo? At first I thought it was some sort of abstract sculpture!


56 Responses
  1. suranjani says:

    WOW… !!!!!!! ;-)

  2. Care Bear says:

    I’ve seen genetic mutations before but this is really over the top. I’m going to stop looking at it now. My perception is starting to get wobbly.

  3. Airmont Steve says:

    I love the way his head is hidden.

  4. Abraham says:

    Does anyone else see a rat biting his shoulder. That’s what i always think of when I see this piece.

  5. skylark says:

    why have majical??? gurukins ruined the nuerons in Graham Chelsey-Tower’s brain???

  6. I also thought it to be a sculpture befor I came to realize it is a man with shoes on his hands. Beautiful piece of art………

  7. barbara Barron says:

    This one is very easy to see, you can see his head tucked down and the arms are obviously arms they’re not a bit like legs, even with shoes on!
    No great anatomical knowledge needed here I’m afraid! But he is a dishy muscular chap.

  8. qwertyuiop says:

    is it arms with shoes on them?

  9. ctillyer says:

    I thought it was obvious he had shoes on his hands, especially when the front limbs were missing knees.

  10. alicia says:

    he just has his head inbatew his arms and his hands have shoes on them. 1st?

  11. NeeL says:

    It took me two looks to find his head.
    It would be nice if he had shoes on his feet as well. :)

    nice picture!

  12. Cab57 says:

    Clever…. The guy has his shoes on his hands and his head is tucked in. Noticed it as soon as The above blog asked how long did it take me to make sense of the photo, until then I hadn,t noticed.

  13. ZL123 says:

    The first thing I noticed was that it is two people, one wearing shoes and the other not…

    • Anonymous says:

      That’s the first hypotheses other than he has his hands in his shoes.

    • Anonymous says:

      I’m not sure if you’re right, but there is a suspicious bulge (could be a head) on the top left of his pants.

    • Blitlit says:

      Where would the second person’s body be if the second person’s head is hidden behind the first man’s pants, hmm? the body of #2 would be either crouching (which no limbs are doing), or bent over
      behind #1, which would show #2s back.


  15. ali says:

    I didn’t notice his feet were feet, so thought they were bare hands on the floor. I was trying to figure out how he got into that back bend. And then I realized his feet were in fact feet, and figured out the rest of it pretty fast.

  16. breandan says:

    It took me seconds to figure it out. I noticed his head straight away. I really like it.

  17. CJ says:

    That’s cool!

  18. i saw the head on the Google app. lol

  19. me123987645 says:

    his hands r in his shoes

  20. kimbo says:

    scared me at first but then i looked closer
    took me about 6 seconds

  21. it just took 1 good look :) very nice though

  22. Michiel says:

    Took me about 5 seconds.
    Very creative and artistic photo though!

  23. awesomeman says:

    i cudnt c his head so i was like WHAT THE

  24. Braedon James Poole says:

    it is cool but i can see a head tucked in and he has shoes on the hands then it was photo shoped so it looks like legs

  25. Cheadle says:

    You can see his head!

  26. WD3k says:

    I get it, but wheres his head?!

  27. jcm says:

    I don’t get it. I just seems like a guy with shoes in his hands. Is it like a chair or something?

  28. Rosalie Wanderscheid says:

    Wow! Very clever and interesting photo. I think it took me about 10 seconds to figure out what was taking place in this image.

  29. kewlio says:

    I thought it was a man doing a a backward cartwheel. It looks like one foot is up, as if he was starting the flip. his bare feet look like hands when you see him.

  30. Lil' Smily says:

    ohh i getz it… it is a real person itz juzt that his handss are in the shoes and the feet r the feet… his head is lyk duck down bhut it is kinda hard to c coz his hair is black and his shorts are to so itz lyk camuflage… yhu can c his head between his legs…

  31. Megan says:

    I was fooled until I saw that the front “legs” had no kneecaps. Great illusion!

  32. Louie says:

    It took me about five seconds to figure this one out. He’s wearing shoes on his hands. His right arm is hanging over his head while his left arm is aimed at floor. If you look closely, you can see the left side of his head.

  33. Jupiter says:

    To me it looks like a man with shoes on his hands. Not sure how they made his head disappear though. Hidden in the shadows maybe?

  34. Nina says:

    That man has shoes in his hands and his head folded :P

  35. Honey says:

    this is so original !!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Olga Guneva says:


  37. sweet says:

    the head is shopped off ;) i saw through this immediatly. the ones with shoes are the hands and the ones in the back are, well, the feet.this is AMAZINGLY shopped though! :)

    • Pope says:

      It’s not shopped, his head is tucked in. You can see it between his shoulders. Anybody could probably pose for this picture.

  38. thebrainster says:

    NOT doctored :D you can see him tucking his head under his left arm, the shorter shoed one

  39. its a man and his head is places under his shoulder leaving only his traps showing and at the side u can see his ear wasnt that hard to spot onced zoomed in

  40. Ms No Name says:

    that actually took me a while too get :(
    i kept looking at the neck and thinking why is there no shorts on?

  41. Sanyo Seiki says:

    Later, you will see his head! :D

  42. Astrid says:

    He put a shoe on his hand and put it over his head. Good one though, I couldn’t get it straight away.

  43. GenCat says:

    uh…. i can SEE his head…

  44. STRETCH97 says:


  45. robertjpugh says:

    Why would some-one wear their shoes on their hands?

  46. Anonymous says:

    All he did was take off his shoes, put the shoes on his feet, and ATTEMPT to hide is head. If his shoes were on his feet, his private parts would be showing. His pants are on in the right place.

  47. Anonymous says:

    Stupid continual links.

  48. Raymond hardy says:

    That, just like from the riba pylon design
    like this.

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