The world is filled with amazing sights, but sometimes you need a fresh perspective to shake things up and remind you how incredible it can be. These are 13 perspectives that show a new way to look at art, culture, wildlife, design, the human body, and architecture. By adjusting where and how we look at something we can change how we understand what it is that we’re seeing.
THE MEPHISTOPHELES & MARGARETTA sTATUE IS REALLY JUST ONE SCULPTURE, REVEALED IN A MIRROR
This world-renowned sculpture housed in the Salar Jung Museum was created by a mysterious unknown French artist in the late 19th century and is the most photographed piece in the museum. The novel tells the story of a brilliant scientist who sells his soul to Mephistopheles and pays the price by becoming a villain and losing his love, Margaretta.
eVER wONDERED jUST hOW hARD IT WOULD BE TO CRACK A BANK VAULT? tHIS IS WHAT THE INSIDE OF THE VAULT DOOR LOOKS LIKE
A bobby pin just wouldn’t cut it – though the actual mechanism is a simple arrangement of rods and gears, the sheer amount of them is enough to intimidate even the most experienced lock picker. This vault door was created in the 1800s, before alarm systems and swift response teams were a thing and that meant that safes truly needed to be secure and sturdy.
THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA IS ACTUALLY HOLLOW
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of Italy’s most famous landmarks. Found in the city of Pisa, it is the freestanding bell tower of the cathedral. The tower is famous for its incredible architecture and infamous 5 degrees lean. However, what few know about the site is that despite its beautiful exterior, which took 199 years to complete, the interior is almost completely empty!
SEE HOW STUNTMEN PERFORM THEIR STUNTS WHILE THE ACTORS ARE STILL IN THE CAR
Movie magic is created through tricks of perception and inventive devices of misdirection. Often in action sequences and chase scenes, stuntmen are required so that the stars of the film don’t put themselves in harm’s way. One of the ways chase scenes can be filmed with the actors still in the car is by using a rig above the vehicle through which a stunt man is actually driving the car.