Saturday, August 18, 2007

Sometimes it is all done with smoke and mirrors

When people meet me for the first time they are frequently surprised by my diminutive stature, I am just a feather over 3.25 inches tall. Most of my pictures are close-ups, making me appear larger then I really am. Remember from school, that you can block out the sun with a penny if you hold it close enough to your eye, well the same is true of a penguin. Hold a penguin close enough to your eye and you see nothing else.

Sometimes I am also aided by the creative use of mirrors. In this case the mirror is installed to allow people to view the ceiling in the tower at York Minster. People kept falling over from looking up, so the mirror was installed to allow them to see up by looking down. In this instant it looks like I am standing on the ceiling that is a couple hundred feet above my head.

TR

5 comments:

  1. "Sometimes it is all done with smoke and mirrors"

    And don't forget, sometimes you need some jazz hands too...

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  2. I somehow don't think TR is a big South Park fan Squirrel

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  3. Timmy Jazz hands.....other wise you might have a tap dancing tragedy

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  4. Anonymous8/19/2007

    Oh well, the reference is lost. South Park is cute, but I don't watch alot of television.

    TR

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