You Won't See These 15 Everyday Things The Same Way Again

No, you're not hallucinating.

Robert Rickhoff is an Essen, Germany-based photographer with a wonderful sense of the peculiar. Thought photo manipulations, he takes mundane-looking scenes of streets, highways, and empty places and adds wildly unexpected elements to them. 

They are so perfectly executed that the viewer is drawn into them, imagining what it would be like to actually be in the scene depicted, what it would be like to drive over a giant ramp or slide down a park bench. The effect is a sort of mesmerizing thoughtfulness. 

You'll see what we mean. Enjoy.

1. This seems like something that a city would fund with tax money.

2. Most airports feel like this.

"Airport." Robert Rickhoff
"Airport." Robert Rickhoff

3. Suburban problems?

"Paper"  Robert Rickhoff
"Paper"  Robert Rickhoff

4. No time to work out? Well, urine luck...

"Toilet." Robert Rickhoff
"Toilet." Robert Rickhoff

5. Slippery slope.

"Big Slide."  Robert Rickhoff
"Big Slide."  Robert Rickhoff

6. Eternity: 25ยข

"Cemetery." Robert Rickhoff
"Cemetery." Robert Rickhoff

7. "Zebra Crossing."

"Zebra Crossing." Robert Rickhoff
"Zebra Crossing." Robert Rickhoff

8. Parking place.

9. Safe(r) at high speeds.

"Speed Hump." Robert Rickhoff
"Speed Hump." Robert Rickhoff

10. Probably not great to nap on.

"Slide Bench." Robert Rickhoff
"Slide Bench." Robert Rickhoff

11. Open carefully.

"knife door"  Robert Rickhoff
"knife door"  Robert Rickhoff

12. "For you were made from dust, and to dust you will return."

"Cemetery Sandpit."  Robert Rickhoff
"Cemetery Sandpit."  Robert Rickhoff

13. Gotta climb the ladder if you wanna sit in the boss' chair.

"Slide Chair." Robert Rickhoff
"Slide Chair." Robert Rickhoff

14. Not sure how this would affect traffic.

"Quarter Pipe." Robert Rickhoff
"Quarter Pipe." Robert Rickhoff

15. At least there's sand if they overflow.

"Toiler Swing." Robert Rickhoff
"Toiler Swing." Robert Rickhoff

For more from Robert Rickhoff, check out his website.