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Text written backwards

Where would you expect to see text written backwards. Well, for starters, if you were thinking a museum, you were correct. This text is in the window of the Pompidou in Paris, one of the best modern art museums in the world.

The lit up sign is announcing a gallery (I won’t type it in backwards) and meant to be seen from the inside of the Pompidou as shown here:

Espace 315 Galerie Sud

It’s obvious that it will be seen from the outside, as that is the way the curator had intended it. Do anything backwards and it’s seemingly modern art. For example, a guy who plays the piano backwards is actually the repair man.

That’s not all there is to the concept of backwards text. What’s desserts spelled backwards. More art, you see. Then there’s repaid spelled backwards.

Finally, we can’t ignore the fact that, although this text appears backwards, it’s really not. It’s a mirror image. In order for it to be backwards text, what would you have to do to each letter?

It’s all a dyslexic nightmare! Or is it?

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