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...
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