On Friday I posted this puzzle….

How many faces can you see in the picture below?

If you haven’t tried to solve it, try now.  For everyone else, the answer is after the break.

There are 10 faces!

1.The woman with the yellow skirt
2.The baby that the woman is holding
3.The man standing next to the woman
4.The big face in the middle of the picture
5 The top right column has a female profile
6. The top left column has a left looking profile
7. The top left column has a right looking profile
8. The top left column has a forward looking face
9.The bird on the left has a face
10. The dog on the pavement

Did you find any others?

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1. kroketje says:

i found 10… but not with the dog….. in stead i found one on the top right, the column has a face profile!

1. kroketje says:

and i don’t see a face in the dog? except the dog’s face of course 😉

2. That’s number 5 on Richard’s list. Or do you see a second face in that column?

2. Loftcolour says:

I think there are two left-looking profiles at the top of the left column.

1. Loftcolour says:

… one has a flying bird for an eye (and possibly a beard) and it’s above the one which has lips from the stonework.

Why is the dog there, and why does it like that?

2. One Eyed Jack says:

Agreed, 2 left looking profiles.

There is also one face looking directly out, fare left of the left column.

I cut open a pomegranate and miraculously found the face of Richard Dawkins holding a piece of paper on which was a spoiler for next Friday’s puzzle.
Spooky or what?

4. Anonymous says:

Seven faces

5. -M- says:

13 faces:

1. -M- says:

Oh, and the dog is the hand of the big man.

6. Anders says:

To me, a “face” is a human feature, perhaps also applicable to other apes, but not to dogs, and certainly not to birds. So I’d scratch those two. however, there are 4, not 3 faces around the bird/spear thing: 3 profiles and one frontal. one profile looks from left to right, one from right to left, and one right above looking right to left/up. So that makes a grand total of 9. 10 if we count the dog, and since there are at least 3 birds in the shot, 13 if we count birds.

1. kroketje says:

the 2 birds create a face…. the small one is the eye.

2. Dave says:

>> ‘a “face” is a human feature’

What utter nonsense.

Clocks, cliffs, mountains…….

7. I took a long time to see the left column forward facing one! Got 7 without the answers.

8. xraya4t says:

Surely the answer is 3 (Man, Lady and Baby)? Just because something looks like a face doesn’t make it a face.

1. Loftcolour says:

By that logic, there are no faces. It’s a picture.

9. Miss Chili says:

Okay… Apart from all the disagreements about what constitutes a face, I do want to wonder aloud as to why there aren’t any faces visible amongst all the cobblestones? Really, were all those LSD trips just a brief fancy? 🙂

As for the man on the left holding a walking stick and wearing a poncho, he was the last one I was able to see definitively.

10. issa hamati says:

I found only six faces

11. Fergus Gallagher says:

Isn’t there a partial face (on its side) in the cobblestones. There’s also a hint of a baby’s face in the left hand wall.

12. Anonymous says:

Maybe I don’t have enough pixels, but if that alien of a baby has a face, you have to count about four of those cobblestones

13. mightyhero says:

Good puzzle.

14. BonafideView says:

Thanks for posting this art puzzle. It was and is great fun.

15. Eddie says:

Best not get involved in this one…

16. ctj says:

never mind the faces, what is written on the cobblestones right in front of the woman?

17. Done Gone Galt says:

A distinct sheep’s face/head in the stonework of the arch to the left of center? .If your counting animal faces

18. Anonymous says:

Richard has given the incorrect answer. That is to say, he has given the answer to a question which he did not ask us in the first place.

The question he asked us on Friday was: “How many faces can you see in the picture below?” to which the answer is 8. But now he tells us: “There are 10 faces!”. The puzzle was not about how many faces there are; merely about how many we can see.

So there nur.

19. L.Long says:

There are only 5 faces if you count the dog and bird. All else is nothing but paradolia.(spelling?)

20. uk bob says:

There is only nine faces, the dig does not count. And the artist reveals this under the yellow dress. There I nine cobbles that pertrude in a straight line and just incase the second in from the right is a number 9.

21. Mr Martin Hunt says:

The actual answer to this puzzle is 26.

I am a Corporate trainer and this image is regularly used to highlight how people have different perspectives due to different personal values.

What one person chooses to see as a face others don’t – “We see the world not as it is, but as we are”