Walls have eyes: houses that look like people
A house in Wales that 'looks like Hitler' has become a hit on Twitter. But, says Rebecca Gonsalves, that's just the start of it
Thursday 31 March 2011
Estate agents are fond of saying that a property has plenty of "character". But some characters are most desirable than others. An end-of-terrace house in Port Tennant, Swansea, has become an unlikely internet sensation after a passer-by uploaded a picture of the "Hitler House" to Twitter.
Charli Dickenson had passed the house many times before noticing, as she sat in traffic outside, that its stony façade and sloping roof resembled the late leader of the Nazi party. The angled roof suggested his fringe, while the door echoed his toothbrush moustache.
The 22-year-old first uploaded the image to the Comic Relief Twitter feed of the comedian Armando Ianucci, where it was picked up by Jimmy Carr, causing it to go viral, gaining news coverage across the UK and as far away as New Zealand.
But it turns out that this is not the only building that looks like a famous person. Here are some other properties that may seem strangely familiar...
- 3 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
- 4 Phil Neville backtracks on Tomas Rosicky 'I'd smash him' comments from Match of the Day 2
- 5 SAG Awards: Fake applause track interrupts Reese Witherspoon
Rowan Atkinson to sell £10 million McLaren 'supercar' he crashed into a tree and a lamppost
Paris attacks: Do not call Charlie Hebdo killers 'terrorists', BBC says
Asteroid narrowly scrapes past Earth: how to watch the closest space rock for decades as it flies by
UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
£6240 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Apprentices are required to join a privat...
£40000 per annum: Sauce Recruitment: This is an exciting opportunity for a HR...
£35000 - £40000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A well-established organisation oper...
£25000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Our Client has been the leader ...