These two photos are exactly the same

These two photos are exactly the same, but your brain “edits” them to make them appear to be different.

Much of what you consciously “see” is constructed or modified by your brain before it reaches consciousness. In this case, because the two streets “come together” at the bottom of the photos, your brain tries to represent this as one photo with a fork in the road.

When the two photos are overlayed on top of each other, you can see that they are in fact exactly the same. In this demonstration I nudged the top layer a little to the right and made it 50% transparent so you could compare the two:

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