Telescope, kaleidoscope or octoscope?

Some of Lübeck’s citizens where wondering what a telescope shall tell them at the entrance of the historic city center. But sneaking a peek through the supposed to be known object they got surprised by beautiful mirrored structures. No, without colored glass chips inside – because then it would have been a kaleidoscope and not an octoscope. At least that’s what I’ve been told. Why the description on the exhibit still says it’s a kaleidoscope? To cut a long story short: for sure it’s not a telescope…   (image source)

Octoscope / Kaleidoscope at Burgtor in Lübeck on the Wissenschaftspfad

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