Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Window Views - Real or not?

Two of these windows are real; two are not. The first time we noticed the figure in the window we were having dinner at a Japanese restaurant (now the Tasting Room) across the street. After a while, Marianne commented: "that man has not moved". We learned that the bottom two windows are a mural by William Cochran, using a technique called "trompe l'oeil" and it certainly fooled our eyes that evening. Mr. Cochran was also the main force behind the Community Bridge over Carroll Creek that has been featured in many of my posts.


5 comments:

Louise | Italy said...

Fabulous fakes. Love the angel. It certainly would have me doing a double-take.

Lesley said...

Excellent way to fill out a blank wall.

ewok1993 said...

one pretty way to decorate a wall.

EG Wow said...

Very well done! The bottom windows look very real.

Lynette Killam said...

A gorgeous example of "trompe l'oeil"! I checked out your bridge post, too...love this man's work and will look him up on google.

Thanks for stopping by my page. I believe my cobwebby window must have been a cozy home for spiders, indeed...it was too high up for me to investigate further, though I'm very fond of spiders!

Lynette