Upside-down buildings and stuff

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We commonly use the word upside-down referring to chaotic or disorganized things as messed up rooms or life moments when everything seems confused.

Searching for different real topsy-turvy items I began to find photos of trippy houses and continued to look for more cool facts and photos about the subject. I've found buildings, lots of them that I didn't know that existed around the world. Some are residences and others are public spaces, restaurants, tourist attractions but all made with roofs down. And I continued my pursuing for reversed items, discovering many interesting and cool stuff.

I just hope that some of these pieces can not only surprise you but also bring a smile to your face and stimulate your curiosity.




Buildings

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S. Miguel, Azores The Upside-Down House in Trassenheide, GermanyPutbus, GermanyFisherman's hut by the Ouse with view of Lindisfarne Castle. Several of these boat conversions along the edge of this small harbour on Holy Island.Austria, Vienna, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien.Upside-down boat hut! Calgary Bayupside down , Niagara city , CanadaA museum called The house of katmandu, builded upside down in the spanish resort Magalluf in Mallorca.
S. Miguel, Azores
S. Miguel, Azores | Source
The Upside-Down House in Trassenheide, Germany
The Upside-Down House in Trassenheide, Germany | Source
Putbus, Germany
Putbus, Germany | Source
Fisherman's hut by the Ouse with view of Lindisfarne Castle. Several of these boat conversions along the edge of this small harbour on Holy Island.
Fisherman's hut by the Ouse with view of Lindisfarne Castle. Several of these boat conversions along the edge of this small harbour on Holy Island. | Source
Austria, Vienna, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien.
Austria, Vienna, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien. | Source
Upside-down boat hut! Calgary Bay
Upside-down boat hut! Calgary Bay | Source
upside down , Niagara city , Canada
upside down , Niagara city , Canada | Source
A museum called The house of katmandu, builded upside down in the spanish resort Magalluf in Mallorca.
A museum called The house of katmandu, builded upside down in the spanish resort Magalluf in Mallorca. | Source

You can find some examples of the upside down houses around the Web. They surely catch attention and visitors.

upside-down restaurant in the Philippines

This is a restaurant in the Philippines created by an engineer who wanted to offer unique ambiance to the clients.

Vehicles

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A Public Art Installation in Salzburg, Austria, 2006Police Accident (RTA) Morden SW LondonThe USAF Thunderbirds perform the calypso pass at Kogalniceanu airport, near Constanta, east of Bucharest, Romania on June 7, 2011.A German Jagdpanther-tank destroyed by air attack near Altenkirchen, Germany. Note another destroyed vehicle across the road.Spectacular photo taken in the gallery of the airport of Hamburg. Car suspended upside down from the ceiling. Demonstration of the strength of bonding?The McLaren MP4-21 from 2006 season, in Science Museum entrance.Wreckage of Fairey Swordfish aircraft HS404, the Naval Air Gunnery School, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 1943
A Public Art Installation in Salzburg, Austria, 2006
A Public Art Installation in Salzburg, Austria, 2006 | Source
Police Accident (RTA) Morden SW London
Police Accident (RTA) Morden SW London | Source
The USAF Thunderbirds perform the calypso pass at Kogalniceanu airport, near Constanta, east of Bucharest, Romania on June 7, 2011.
The USAF Thunderbirds perform the calypso pass at Kogalniceanu airport, near Constanta, east of Bucharest, Romania on June 7, 2011. | Source
A German Jagdpanther-tank destroyed by air attack near Altenkirchen, Germany. Note another destroyed vehicle across the road.
A German Jagdpanther-tank destroyed by air attack near Altenkirchen, Germany. Note another destroyed vehicle across the road. | Source
Spectacular photo taken in the gallery of the airport of Hamburg. Car suspended upside down from the ceiling. Demonstration of the strength of bonding?
Spectacular photo taken in the gallery of the airport of Hamburg. Car suspended upside down from the ceiling. Demonstration of the strength of bonding? | Source
The McLaren MP4-21 from 2006 season, in Science Museum entrance.
The McLaren MP4-21 from 2006 season, in Science Museum entrance. | Source
Wreckage of Fairey Swordfish aircraft HS404, the Naval Air Gunnery School, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 1943
Wreckage of Fairey Swordfish aircraft HS404, the Naval Air Gunnery School, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 1943 | Source

Art, accidents, need of adrenaline or only for fun, here are some inverted vehicles.

The upside down Thunderbird are interesting not only because one is flying upside-down but also because the number 5 is backward.

A Mercedes SLS AMG driving upside down through a mountain tunnel! It's really impressive to see this crazy stunt, but there is also something else... how the crew worked together so that any failure could happen.

Rick Sullivan spent six months and $6,000 building the topsy-turvy truck from the parts of two separate vehicles. All because his father bet that he couldn't create a unique business, one that was ever invented.

Animals

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White-breasted Nuthatch in Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada, hanging from a tree branch. This image is not upside-down.Short-nosed Indian Fruit Bat (Cynopterus sphinx)Bottoms Up! Callosciurus finlaysonii, known as Finlayson's squirrel or variable squirrel. Bangkok - Thailand. Rhagionidae or snipe flies are a small family of flies containing 21 genera.Ryukin goldfish with swim bladder disease
White-breasted Nuthatch in Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada, hanging from a tree branch. This image is not upside-down.
White-breasted Nuthatch in Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada, hanging from a tree branch. This image is not upside-down. | Source
Short-nosed Indian Fruit Bat (Cynopterus sphinx)
Short-nosed Indian Fruit Bat (Cynopterus sphinx) | Source
Bottoms Up!
Bottoms Up! | Source
Callosciurus finlaysonii, known as Finlayson's squirrel or variable squirrel. Bangkok - Thailand.
Callosciurus finlaysonii, known as Finlayson's squirrel or variable squirrel. Bangkok - Thailand. | Source
Rhagionidae or snipe flies are a small family of flies containing 21 genera.
Rhagionidae or snipe flies are a small family of flies containing 21 genera. | Source
Ryukin goldfish with swim bladder disease
Ryukin goldfish with swim bladder disease | Source

Some animals like to hang upside down, like bats do for sleeping, others enjoy to reverse themselves when playing or eating.

Did you know that:

  • Bats hang upside down so that they can easily open their wings and start to flight
  • When a goldfish begins to swim upside down it's a sign that they have swim bladder disease
  • Some birds when they need to change direction fly during a short moment with its body turned upside down but with its neck and head twisted in a normal position


Art

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Sculpture by Charles Robb, Melbourne/Australia "Turning the world upside down" by Anish Kapoor in Israel Museum, JerusalemGorgoneion in the Basilica Cistern, IstanbulStatue of St. Wenceslas riding an inverted horse. It is located in the entrance to the Lucerna theater on the southeast side of Wenceslas Square. Sculpture by David CernSculpture in Wuppertal-Elberfeld, GermanyShenzhen, China Device to Root Out Evil (1997) by Dennis Oppenheim Galvanized structural steel, anodized perforated aluminum, transparent red Venetian glass, concrete foundations
Sculpture by Charles Robb, Melbourne/Australia
Sculpture by Charles Robb, Melbourne/Australia | Source
 "Turning the world upside down" by Anish Kapoor in Israel Museum, Jerusalem
"Turning the world upside down" by Anish Kapoor in Israel Museum, Jerusalem | Source
Gorgoneion in the Basilica Cistern, Istanbul
Gorgoneion in the Basilica Cistern, Istanbul | Source
Statue of St. Wenceslas riding an inverted horse. It is located in the entrance to the Lucerna theater on the southeast side of Wenceslas Square. Sculpture by David Cern
Statue of St. Wenceslas riding an inverted horse. It is located in the entrance to the Lucerna theater on the southeast side of Wenceslas Square. Sculpture by David Cern | Source
Sculpture in Wuppertal-Elberfeld, Germany
Sculpture in Wuppertal-Elberfeld, Germany | Source
Shenzhen, China
Shenzhen, China | Source
Device to Root Out Evil (1997) by Dennis Oppenheim Galvanized structural steel, anodized perforated aluminum, transparent red Venetian glass, concrete foundations
Device to Root Out Evil (1997) by Dennis Oppenheim Galvanized structural steel, anodized perforated aluminum, transparent red Venetian glass, concrete foundations | Source

Art is often subversive or rebellious and challenges notions about the right side. If it touches your heart it changes the way you see, and think, and feel.

Stunt Poetry by Rishi Kaneria. Amazing jumps with a very beautiful choreography.

Some researchers think it is healthy to spend some time head standing every day like some Yoga exercises.

The music video for "Upside Down & Inside Out" features the band moving in a reduced gravity aircraft, performing amazing stunts otherwise impossible at normal gravity.

Watch "Heads over Heals" over and over and you will like it more and more!

A beautifully animation film!

Odds and ends..

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Image date - between 16th century and 18th century Turn the image upside down to see other faces.Black Men of Labor Parade, New Orleans. Gregg Staford cutting up with his hat upside down while grand marshaling.Giant globe and inverted U.S. flag (a signal of distress), anti-war march, Seattle, Washinigton, 27 October 2007.
Image date - between 16th century and 18th century Turn the image upside down to see other faces.
Image date - between 16th century and 18th century Turn the image upside down to see other faces. | Source
Black Men of Labor Parade, New Orleans. Gregg Staford cutting up with his hat upside down while grand marshaling.
Black Men of Labor Parade, New Orleans. Gregg Staford cutting up with his hat upside down while grand marshaling. | Source
Giant globe and inverted U.S. flag (a signal of distress), anti-war march, Seattle, Washinigton, 27 October 2007.
Giant globe and inverted U.S. flag (a signal of distress), anti-war march, Seattle, Washinigton, 27 October 2007. | Source

We can find many curiosities about upside down reality. Some are peculiar but understandable, other are intriguing and provocative and some are only humorous or thoughtful .

In Wikimedia you can find a large number of files related to objects or actions which normally have a clearly defined "up" side, but which are upside down

Upside down waterfalls are a natural phenomenon caused by strong winds. This one is in Iceland, but it also occurs in places such as Hawaii, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Bolts of light growing up from the ground.

Tall objects can start upward leaders without preceding triggering flashes.

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