Photo of the Day: Babies 'swim' in mock Universiade pool on Taipei MRT

Netizens go gaga over babies 'swimming' on Taipei MRT

Photos of babies "swimming" on MRT posted by 爆廢公社 user Jamie Liou.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Breaking News Commune (爆廢公社) user Jamie Liou on Monday posted three adorable photos of two babies seeming to swim in the startlingly realistic 3D artwork simulating a swimming pool on an MRT car in Taipei.

Taipei City will host the 29th Summer Universiade Games from August 19 to August 30, and to build excitement over the coming competition the interiors of the city's mass rapid transit (MRT) trains have been decorated in themes to match some of the major sporting events of the games. 

Taipei's subway cars are now sporting themes such as track and field, soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming, and athletics throwing events. Photos of many of these new MRT themes have become popular on social media, but it has been the simulated swimming pool that has generated the most whimsical photos. 

Many netizens were fooled at first glance:

"The first photo really tricked me."

"I was going to say... why is someone wearing leather dress shoes in the pool..."

"It looks real! The first photo really fooled me!"

"It really seems so lifelike."