Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Trompe L'Oeil in Fredrick, MD

One Sunday last month we were sitting in The Tasting Room restaurant  in Fredrick, Maryland.

Looking out the window we spied a gentleman looking at us out a window.

At second glance we realized he was a painting on the wall.

Closer examination and then confirmed when we left the restaurant revealed that everything about him and the windows was a painting.  Trompe l'oeil its called.

Across to the other corner we found the windows that inspired the paintings we were admiring.

The City of Fredrick has a lovely park along Carroll Creek with tromp l'oeil on the bridges.  So the stone you see there below is painted.

The iron gate?  Painted.

Looking closer at the stones you see etched designs, but no they aren't etched in stone, they are painted.

This angel looks a bit out of whack only because it was painted to be viewed from the window in the art center.

See it looks so much better from there.

It's a lovely walk and likely will be quite well traveled come warmer weather.

Walking back to our car we spied this window on a building.  Is it real?