Horizontal version of the leaning tower illusion

The leaning tower illusion won the VSS Illusion of the year contest in 2007. Below is horizontal version of  the same thing. These two photo’s are completely identical..

train tracks version of lean tower illusion

Bloody hell, can’t believe that these are the same… « Richard Wiseman’s Blog.

Here’s the explanation from a comment on Richard Wiseman’s Blog.

Andrew Says:

I think your mind expects a single vanishing point in the center of the two photos. If the vanishing point were in the center, then the two tracks would be pointing in different directions.

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