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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.


All but the shutters are painted in this photo.



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


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


Comments (23)

Interesting selection, very ornate .


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.


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


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!


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.


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


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.


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.


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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