Is it an illusion or is it real?

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One of the days, when visiting my sister in Riga, we decided to see an illusion museum called "Cosmos". I have heard many good things about it before. And it turned out to be a good outing too!


Museum sits right behind the Rīgas Doms (Lutheran church also known as Riga Cathedral). Look to the right. Isn't it a beauty?

Latvians are predominantly Lutherans, by the way.

In summer the square by the church is filled with tables and also a market. In winter this space becomes a Christmas market.

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At the museum, the ticket wasn't expensive and was purchased at a desk, which I found a bit random. A lady was actually sitting, working at the desk.

The first thing we saw was this cool room where you become a giant or a miniature. My niece and my son each were trying to be one or the other. Messes with your head for sure.

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Opposite the optical illusion room was a black box. We were putting our faces to one end and checking the view from the other. Look below, there was only one bear, but the mirrors all around it made it into a kaleidoscope of thousands.

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The same room had plenty of little things to try like posters and other stuff. We, on the other hand, were quite interested in taking pictures of the "chair". My sister was all the way at the back and my niece was at the front, trying to puzzle a chair together. Again, a tale of a giant and a miniature.

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There was a dark room too, where people disappear. Check out the video.

Following the corridor, we enjoyed the mirror maze. At one point I literally bounced against the mirror, thinking it is a way out. Kids were running there like crazy. It was done really smart.

Next to it was the tiny room where you could create shades. In a usual setting, you get one shade of a hand for example. Here you had three, can you spot them all?

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The next room had a bunch of stuff to do. A very popular exhibit was this upside-down room. Loved it! Although it turned out to be a task of making yourself look like an illusion in the photos.

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My favourite part of the museum was the floor! I was dizzy walking on it, my brain was not computing. Check out the video for a walk!

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Have you seen yourself from all angles? If not, head to the illusion museum. Mirrors are a big part of the exhibits, they are everywhere!

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Probs the last room, hidden away around the corner was this dark mirrored room with changing lights. It felt as if you were in space. Seriously, I did not want to leave it. I guess the name of the museum sums it up pretty nicely.

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All in all, it wasn't big and we thought might as well do one more round of all the exhibits. So, for something a little more different include this museum in your day trip when visiting Riga. It is worth it and it doesn't take long at all.

And now for the short video, enjoy!



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Bear kaleidoscope is cool! The video is great, the pictures don't do the floor or space room justice. The optical illusions look fun too. I'm sure its a good time with family.

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It certainly was! Really enjoyed it and we all acted like kids, too much fun.

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That looks like a really neat place. I bet it was a lot of fun for your kids. It's pretty cool how much you can trick a person's brain just by using mirrors and perspective.

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It really is, mirrors playing with our minds for sure!
We have put a mirror on the wall in the living room and our guests thought it is a window ( it does look like a window). So a pretty powerful object.

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Haha that's funny. It makes sense though, mirrors are often used in small stores and restaurants to make them look bigger. They can really play tricks on your mind.

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I must visit this museum next month. From my town to Riga, it takes only 2.5 hrs and I often travelled to Riga mostly for the less crowded beach. Thanks for sharing this one. I am super addicted to museum visits 🥹

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Woah, where do you reside?
Yeah, go go go. Take some friends with you, it will be more fun that way.

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I am in Šiauliai. Me and my business partner are the only 02 Vietnamese here. So maybe only 2 of us will go. Hope May will be warmer there than here 😂

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The mirror maze sounds really cool, seems to be so real because you bounced against it. These are the most akward moments right ;) i like these museums where you can do cool stuff and exploring a lot so much!

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It was funny, yeah! I looked around, making sure no one saw the embarrassment 🤣 But then kids began to do it on purpose for extra fun.

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WOW!!!

I'd love to visit Riga one day.
I remember the early days of Steemit and DTube, we had so many people creating content from there.

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Please do. It is such a chilled out city, got a strong vibe. I would love to return to live there one day. I do miss it.
And yes, I remember one Latvian guy posting very good drone videos. I think he was making big bucks and proving to his father that it is not a nuisance.

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Haha yes. Vilnus or somethingn like that. And his then girlfriend Art.life or something like that. And another couple "Lost in Happiness". Amazing creators. I wonder what they're up to now.

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The travel digest brought me here ^^ those pictures you took are very attractive my eyes. I do not know why, but something just like a maze in the pictures pulls me in. Thank you for your sharing and congrats for you ^^

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