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RTÉ's Charlie Bird has been spotted in a Renaissance painting

A glitch in the matrix.

THERE IS NO explanation for how this happened, but it once again proves that everyone has a doppelganger out there.

Sometimes you might have to go back centuries to find yours, though.

Look at this image spotted in a museum in Venice, Italy this week

IMG_1221 Source: Dara Keane

Right in the centre, you will spot this man chilling in all his finery

charliecut Source: Dara Keane

Whoever he was, he is the absolute spits of beloved former RTÉ newsman Charlie Bird

14/11/2014 Brian Farrells Funerals Scenes Source: RollingNews.ie

Dara Keane sent the image into DailyEdge.ie told us how he stumbled upon the Renaissance version of the ex RTÉ broadcaster:

I have just returned from Venice and inside the Doges Palace, in the room next to the bridge of sighs I came across this portrait of ruling Venetians from centuries ago. My wife and I recognised one as the spitting image of Charlie Bird.

How has no Irish visitor to Venice come across this epic likeness before?

There he is, amongst his other Venetian rulers

charlie1 Source: Dara Keane

The resemblance is truly uncanny.


A wonderful glitch in the matrix.

hat-tip to Dara Keane for sending in the images 

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