Port 1010 Building - Architects: Ashton Raggatt McDougall

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An optical illusion. The horizontal lines are in fact straight as can be seen when zoomed in. The phenomenon is called The café wall illusion.

The key is that the stripes or mortar separating the horizontal layers must be of an in between shade.

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Comments (178)

Jean-Yves PARET on June 13, 2011

I like the mix between old tram & new building! YS19 Greetings from France

Paul Strasser on June 14, 2011

I have to admit that it was intentional Jean-Yves, but I did not have to wait long. Thanks very much indeed for the compliment! It's greatly appreciated.

Amitiés, Paul

michael habla on June 15, 2011

another remarkable shot of yours - i like unconventional facades

;) & YS


Paul Strasser on June 17, 2011

Hi Michael

Thank you so much! You're too kind.

You liking unconventional may be an understatement :-)

Kind regards, Paul

wow! Awesome composition!!! Looks really great! This steet machine looks like a toy! Wonderful photo! YS and greetings from Moscow!

Paul Strasser on June 19, 2011

Hi Dmitriy

Thanks so much for your enthusiastic response! And, for the YS!

Kind regards, Paul

Paul Strasser on June 19, 2011

You're very generous Manda! Thank you very much for all the praise.

Greetings, Paul

Paul Strasser on June 19, 2011

Grazie mille Luca!. Vorrei ora fare un inchino :-)

Ciao, Paul

Hanno van Kamer on August 4, 2011

Like the composition, old tram just before the checkered flag. like

Greetings, Hanno

ALLWO - I LIKE PANOR… on August 9, 2011

Hallo Paul - Dein interessantes Foto kann mir sehr gut gefallen - LIKE 39 - Beste Grüße von ALLWO -

lilastone on September 9, 2011

A technical subject with a crazy background. Photogenic colors paired with a well-considered design. A very special pic, absolutely great. YS.

Landry Lachèvre on September 26, 2011

Belle photo pour le groupe Transport Public !


Amitié de France, Landry

Wojciech Noworyta on September 28, 2011


Tomros - Pano on September 30, 2011

Hello Paul, excellent photo! like the

Strasser style!

like 42

Greetings, Tomas from Toronto

Paul Strasser on October 2, 2011

Hi Abraxas

Thanks very much for the compliment!

Grüße nach Burgenland aus Canberra, Paul

Paul Strasser on October 2, 2011

Thanks very much for your kind words Hanno!

Greetings, Paul

Paul Strasser on October 2, 2011

That's a fantastic compliment lilastone! Thanks so much!

Kind regards, Paul

Paul Strasser on October 2, 2011

Merci beaucoup Landry! Aussi merci pour l'invitation!

Amitiés, Paul

Paul Strasser on October 2, 2011

Witaj Wojciech

Dziękuję bardzo Wojciech!

Pozdrawiam, Paul

Paul Strasser on October 2, 2011

Hi Tomas

That's a nice compliment to know I have a style :-) Thanks very much!

Regards, Paul

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  • Uploaded on April 30, 2011
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    by Paul Strasser
    • Camera: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2011/04/28 09:58:16
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 135.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash