Original Cafe Wall Illusion

Remember “Crooked Skyscraper”, “Russian Cafe”… These all have the same bent effect, more commonly known as “Cafe Wall Effect”. It gives you impression lines in the wall are all messed-up, while in fact they are perfectly straight & parallel. This image below shows you the original Cafe Wall that inspired the use of it’s name for all other illusions of this type. I’m not sure where it’s located so your help is needed…

14 Replies to “Original Cafe Wall Illusion”

  1. The ”Cafe Open” Sign is pointing in the wrong direction! Haha!

    (We know that isn’t the illusion by the way)

  2. This cafe is at the bottom of St Michaels Hill, Bristol, England. I live round the corner from it. This illusion was first described by Richard Gregory (Gregory & Heard, 1979)after he noticed it in the pattern of tiles on a Cafe.

  3. I have seen alot of these and to be honest it’s just as simple as tiling your walls but in a different pattern.

  4. Nope I thnk It’s actually moving when you stare into one spot, it really working, but I guess there’s one more, I think you’l be doubting if all white and black squares are align when disarranged. I don’t know…

  5. The lines are perfectly straight. It’s the way the darker colors come together and make it look crooked.

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