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Previous optical Illusion of the Month (October-November 2007)

by Gianni A. Sarcone and Marie-Jo Waeber


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'What's wrong with this picture' challenge

Impossible Courthouse
How many oddities can you spot in the artwork by Dave Sullivan?
(time allowed: 10 minutes)

Impossible courthouse



The columns start at the top and bottom, but don't line up. Further illusion is caused by the installation of doors and windows in the space of the columns.

- Correct answer posted by J. Lindsay

The base of the upper arc of the building on the left should be hanging in the air but is supported on the side of building.

- posted by Dieter Lohaus

Also, the facing of the tympanum at the left-hand end becomes the upper surface of the cornice at the right-hand end.

You're encouraged to expand and/or improve this article. Send your comments, feedback or suggestions to Gianni A. Sarcone. Thanks!

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