Photographer and tourist Michael Hughes creates wonderful optical illusions by placing cheap souvenirs in front of famous landmarks. Michael, who works as a freelance photographer in Germany, has discovered the technique back in 1998 when he held up a postcard he bought for his daughter on the tourist platform at the Lorelei cliffs next to the river Rhine.

“I was amazed because it just seemed to fill a massive grey hole that was in the sky and it was the exact position the photographer had taken the picture from,” said Michael to Daily Mail.

Interestingly, he has recently started taking trips just to photograph a souvenir in front of its landmark.

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