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Spot the difference...

{photo taken by moi in Apt, Provence}

The french call it Trompe-l'œil which translates to deceive the eye.
I think that this is a great example of this kind of art work.

The volets/shutters that you see to the right of the photo are real and the man on the balcony and the tree are not.

I adore it and think that it transforms a blank wall into something special. What do you think? Do you agree....dites-moi!

A tres bientot, Leeann x


  1. I agree with you Leeann. It's fabulous! xx

  2. I love Trompe-l'œil as it can transform any blank space into something magical!

  3. I love it too! I saw a few trompe in the Loire as well. Love France. So beautiful and such attention to detail.

  4. actually i first looked at your picture and thought "Oh Leeann made a painting! " didn;t relise it was a picture of a street at first glance...
    i think this one is just beautiful. j'aime beaucoup :) :)
    xo sandra

  5. LOVE it!
    How I long for blue shutters.

  6. I too love trompe-l'oeil. i have serval pictures that were fabulous taken in Quebec City, Canada as well as some taken in France.

  7. Dearest Leeann,

    Oh yes, you are right in this one! One might get bored of the same scene after a long while but it does lift up one's spirits for happy thoughts. A window with blue skies looking inward is quite funny!

    Love to you,


  8. I adore the idea....a friend of mine is working on a similar concept but inside....I will share photos once I can :)


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