The Up Side Down

I want to see the most impressive images of an upside down reality. From objects, to landscapes, or anything in between, what kinds of inceptions can you create.

extra credit

I’ve been trying to create an O’Neill Cylinder space habitat interior for a week now. Major kudos if you can can defy gravity with one of these. If you don’t know what an O’Neill cylinder is, watch this 3min render: or here is the wiki


  • Follow the community’s rules above all else
  • One comment and image per user
  • Embed image directly in the post (no external link)
  • Workflow/Prompt sharing encouraged (we’re all here for fun and learning)
  • Posts that are tied will both get the points
  • The challenge runs for 7 days from now on
  • Down votes will not be counted


At the end of the challenge each post will be scored:

  • Most upvoted: +3 points
  • Second most upvoted: +2 pointS
  • Third most upvoted: +1 point
  • OP’s favorite: +1 point
  • Most unconformable: +1 point
  • Last two entries (to compensate for less time to vote): +1 point
  • Prompt and workflow included: +1 point

The winner gets to pick next theme! Have fun everyone!

  • Halcyon
    1 month ago

    M.C. Escher’s Shopping Mall

    It’s really hard to get something upside down from the AI generator. I went for Escher’s stairs and wanted to place them inside a shopping mall. As a workaround I could get the stairs inverted and added a polished floor as a mirror. Still not very convinced by the results, here’s the best one I could get after several iterations.

    Prompt: a scenic view inside a shopping mall with a black shiny floor that’s polished like a mirror. There are several inverted stairs in a confusing upside-down architecture, similar to an image by M.C. Escher. Some people walk upside down on the underside of the stairs.

    • j4k3@lemmy.worldOP
      1 month ago
      • Halcyon
      • Vote: 3
      • Prompt included: +1 point
      • Last two entries: +1 point
      • Total: 5
      • Tied for Fourth place. Thanks for participating! (4/8)