At the sign of The White Horse

The Auberge Cheval Blanc stands at the main crossroads in the nearby town of Bellac.

For the avoidance of doubt, the horse looking out of the window isn’t real.

Then again, neither is the window….

(P.S. I’m taking it that the restaurant is being run as a commercial enterprise)

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Commercial premises

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Unusual

There isn’t really a white horse looking out of an upper-floor window of the Auberge du Cheval Blanc (which you could translate as ‘White Horse Inn’) in the nearby town of Bellac. But it’s a really well-executed trompe l’oeil painting.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Unusual

Weekly Photo Challenge: Magic

For those who believe that there is a rational explanation for just about everything, ‘magic’ is – by definition – something that isn’t real: in other words, an illusion. So here’s an, admittedly very impressive, example of an illusion.

In the centre of Limoges this medieval building dominates the Place de la Motte. Except that it’s neither medieval nor even a building – it’s a gigantic and brilliantly rendered trompe l’oeil mural, painted on the side of a much more modern edifice. The cat at top left isn’t real either (although the satellite dish is).

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Not that I want to puncture the illusion, but here’s a wider-angle perspective:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Magic