This Guy Made A GIANT Periscope So He Could See The Eiffel Tower From His Bed.
How far would you go for an excellent view? Turns out, you don't have to move to a different part of the city or shell out a premium to get an incredible view from your apartment -- all you need is a little bit of time, and a whole lot of genius.
This Parisian builder wanted to get a view of the Eiffel Tower from his window, but apartments with tower views in Paris come with a huge price tag. Instead, this person harnessed the powers of reflection and refraction to get the view he wanted, and it's not as complicated as you might thing. See how he did it below.
Here is the original view from the builder's window -- as you can see, the Eiffel Tower is nowhere to be found.
He decided to construct a pair of mirrors to work like a periscope, so he could reflect light in such a way to see the Eiffel Tower from his bed.
Here's an illustration of how the pieces fit together.
He glued the mirrors on a strong wood, which helped stabilize them.
Steel brackets are placed around the edges of the mirrors.
Then they are screwed on with anti-corrosive screws.
Blocks of wood were added to the mechanism in order to avoid the difficult task of screwing through concrete.
The blocks were then glued to the exterior of the window.
Then, a flexible piece of wood was added to give the entire setup more stability.
Then, the two mirrors were screwed into the blocks of wood.
Here's what the window looked like at the end -- the added mechanism is totally unobtrusive and looks great.
Finally, the best part: This is the builder's new view of the Eiffel Tower from his apartment. Amazing what a little bit of ingenuity and time can do, isn't it?
Watch the video.