People Are Seriously Struggling To Work Out Which Building Is Closer In Viral Photo

People are struggling to work out which building is closer in a confusing photo.
Credit: Reddit

People are struggling to work out which building is closer in a confusing photo.

Images can quickly go viral in the era of social media, especially when they involve intriguing illusions and puzzling perspectives.

People were previously baffled by a photo of a cleverly concealed snow leopard, and then there was the snap of a dog that appears ‘headless‘ at first glance.

Now another photo has taken the internet by storm, it’s sparked a debate and left many scratching their heads.

Are you ready to put your perception skills to the test? If you can solve this visual riddle, you truly have an exceptional eye for detail.

Let’s dive into the mystery and see if you can figure it out…

People are struggling to identify which building is closer in the above photo. Credit: Reddit

Optical illusions are captivating and confusing, with the latest image no exception.

As the National Eye Institute explains: “An optical illusion is something that plays tricks on your vision. Optical illusions teach us how our eyes and brains work together to see.

“You live in a three-dimensional world, so your brain gets clues about depth, shading, lighting, and position to help you interpret what you see. But when you look at a two-dimensional image, your brain can be fooled because it doesn’t get the same clues.”

These illusions can play games with our brains, making us see things that aren’t really there.

Recently, a photo of two overlapping skyscrapers has taken Reddit by storm, leaving people scratching their heads.

It sparked a debate when one user asked: “Which building is closer?”

The image has captivated Reddit users, with many arguing for either side. Credit: Reddit

At first glance, the lighter-colored building on the right appears closer to the camera. However, many argue it’s actually the building on the left.

The more you examine the image, the more perplexing it becomes.

Discussing the puzzle, one person remarks: “This one is one of the best ones I’ve seen.

“My first impression was ‘right’ but then I quickly realized it was ‘left.’ The buildings kept taking turns popping into the front.”

Another Reddit user insists: “If you look closely, the building on the left clearly overlaps the one on the right.”

Logically, a third person comments: “Left because of the shadow. The building on the right has a shadow on the right side of the image where it goes around a corner. The sun is up and to the left, which is shining on the side of the building.”

“It’s definitely a confusing image, but once you pay closer attention to the left and the right building and how they overlap each other, it’s pretty clear that the one on the right is further back than the one on the left,” somebody else writes.

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The photo is a classic example of how optical illusions can challenge our perception and leave us questioning what we see.

But thankfully, we have the answer for you.

If you zoom in on the photo, it’s much easier to identify where the buildings overlap. The building on the left slightly overlaps the right, meaning it’s closer to the camera.

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Written by Annie Walton Doyle

Annie Walton Doyle is a content editor at IGV who specialises in trending, lifestyle and entertainment news. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a degree in English Literature. Annie has previously worked with organisations such as The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Harvard University, the Pulitzer Prize and 22 Words.