Objects in mirror are closer than they appear
I'm sure you have read that on your vehicle's side mirror. (if you often cut off cars while changing lanes pay attention to this reflective trick) A curved mirror bends the image in a way that tricks our minds.
I bring this up because this illusion might be the reason my granddaughter reacted strangely when I brought her close to the Cloud Gate sculpture at Millennium park recently. Most of Chicago calls it the bean.
|Chicago looks different on the bean|
I think her mind was telling her that I was trying to drop her down into a strange place. At one point she kicked her legs straight out as if she was being dropped. Even for adults the inside part of the bean is very strange experience. A bit like a fun house at the fair.
Of course she is also very young and it could be that she was just hungry or in need of a nap.
|I'm NOT Alice and I'm not going in there!|
I linked this to Unknown Mami's SIMC meme which has photos linked from all over blogland.