Big and Little – Weekly Photo Challenge – Scale

The Ames Room at the Takao Trick Art Museum in Hachioji-shi creates an amazing optical illusion – we appear either gigantic or tiny depending on where we stand. It’s a clever play on perspective and I’ll leave it to Wikipedia to explain how an Ames room works.



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44 thoughts on “Big and Little – Weekly Photo Challenge – Scale

    • Even when I look at the photos I can’t get my head around how we both look. We didn’t get the impression of the perspective while we were in there but when you look through the peephole at others it is the strangest sensation.

  1. Oh that’s terrific – I have to visit it! I saw the idea many years ago on a TV series where the baddies gave the two heroes mind-altering drugs and then put them in one of these rooms.

  2. There is one of these rooms in Questicon, the science museum in Canberra and even when you actually see it for real it is hard to believe your eyes. Excellent choice for this challenge

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