Impossible stairs

Impossible Stairs by Lewis Zammit, Senglea waterfront, Malta – photo March 2019

What a shame this piece has suffered so much damage in its 5 years on the Senglea waterfront. The confusion you can see in what remains is real – the stairs on the left go up, whereas the ones on the right go down to the water
To see it in its full glory, click here.

 


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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 19 August 2019

Posted as part of Monday Mural

12 thoughts on “Impossible stairs

  1. The illusion is neat. I suspect everyone has occasionally had that kind of reversal in their own seeing == part of the way our brains work. A waterfront seems to be a perfect place for a mural, but the dampness would probably ruin any such work. Maybe it’s best to see it as a natural phenom — part of the lifespan of a mural

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  2. How sad the state of this mural has deteriorated so badly. I’m glad you shared the original because I didn’t “get” it in the state it’s in now. Reminds me of an Escher, where his steps lead both up and down at the same time.

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