Wonders in Downtown Harrisburg


I’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!

  • suranjani

    WOW… !!!!!!! ;-)

    • NigNog

      Look Under His Right Arm, Ooops “Upper Leg” You Can See His Head >:(

  • Care Bear

    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.

  • Airmont Steve

    I love the way his head is hidden.

  • Abraham

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

  • skylark

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

  • 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………

  • barbara Barron

    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.

    • Mike

      Not only is he “dishy” he has very nice legs

  • qwertyuiop

    is it arms with shoes on them?

  • ctillyer

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

  • alicia

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

  • NeeL

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

    nice picture!

  • Cab57

    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.

  • ZL123

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

    • Anonymous

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

    • Anonymous

      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

      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.


  • in a book

  • ali

    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.

  • breandan

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

  • CJ

    That’s cool!

  • i saw the head on the Google app. lol

  • his hands r in his shoes

  • kimbo

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

  • it just took 1 good look :) very nice though

  • Michiel

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

  • awesomeman

    i cudnt c his head so i was like WHAT THE

  • Braedon James Poole

    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

  • Cheadle

    You can see his head!

  • WD3k

    I get it, but wheres his head?!

  • jcm

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

  • Rosalie Wanderscheid

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

  • kewlio

    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.

  • 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…

    • Anonymous

      Why would the word hair be a JC Penney link?

  • Megan

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

  • Louie

    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.

  • Jupiter

    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?

  • Nina

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

  • Honey

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

  • Olga Guneva


  • sweet

    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

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

  • thebrainster

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

  • 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

  • Ms No Name

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

  • Sanyo Seiki

    Later, you will see his head! :D

  • Astrid

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

  • GenCat

    uh…. i can SEE his head…



  • robertjpugh

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

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • Anonymous

    Stupid continual links.

  • Raymond hardy

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

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