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I decided to go with painted buildings that use the trompe-l'oeil technique, creating optical illusions, which make windows, shutters, bricks, etc. appear to be three-dimensional. The first two photos were taken in Santa Margherita Ligure and the last three were taken in Acqui Terme.

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All but the shutters are painted in this photo.

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Close up of the trompe-l'oeil technique above the door

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Whoops! This one really fooled me. I thought the shutters were real at first.

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Comments (23)

Interesting selection, very ornate .

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Hello, I love every one of these. Don't you just love how they paint windows and shutters where there is not one. I was so taken with that, the first time I realized I was looking at a painted window and shutters.
Hope you have a great week end.

Sandra

Great ideas for this week's photohunt. They really do look lifelike. Quite a talent to use this painting technique. menehune

sandrac:

Wow -- amazing tricks of the eye! Great photos, Girasoli.

LOVE it!! I think this one is my favorite for this week. ;)

These are wonderful choice for the theme. I love it!

srp:

These are really amazing.. all of them fooled me.
They are just lovely!
Mine is up here.

Great shots - this style of painting was quite common in Piemonte. I don't recall seeing as much of it elsewhere in Italy though.

dana:

I saw so much of this on the Ligurian coast... Isn't it incredible? Unless I touch it I can't believe it sometimes...

Eden:

Wow, Love all your entries. They all looked pretty real to me. :)

Very cool.

Very colourful shutters. To me they looked real too. If you hadn't written about the optical illusions I wouldn't have noted the diference.

jgk:

great job on the hunt, as usual.
There were a lot of those paintings in Genoa, too.
Ti ricordi?

What a great collection of photos! They are all great images. The illusion of that last one is amazing!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Girasoli, wow these do look 3-D! I love your selections for this week's theme! I think I would've been fooled too on that one photo!

Have a great Sunday!

The trompe-l'oiels are marvellous. THey look so realistic!

These are great! I've never seen this technique before, they look fabulous.

sheri:

Great pictures. I love that effect also!

This is amazing and so beautiful!

Lovely shots for this week's theme for painted :)

These are wonderful collection of trompe-l'oeil. I saw many in France also. They would often add an painted 'window' to balance a wall of a building.

A week late but who's counting. Wonderful choice for the theme! Spotting the trompe-l’oeil on the buildings in SML is one of my favorite things to do while there.

A belated thank you everyone for your comments!! The trompe-l'oeil effect is pretty amazing and fun to photograph :)

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