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photoblog image Swanage - A Glimpse 7/7

Swanage - A Glimpse 7/7

Back towards the centre of the sea front at Swanage, Dorset, is a building which used to be, at one time, very smart and tidy, but it appears over recent years not to have weathered too well. This most unusual painting had been made on the outside wall and I don’t think I have ever seen anything quite like it before.

Swanage - A Glimpse 7/7

Back towards the centre of the sea front at Swanage, Dorset, is a building which used to be, at one time, very smart and tidy, but it appears over recent years not to have weathered too well. This most unusual painting had been made on the outside wall and I don’t think I have ever seen anything quite like it before.

comments (15)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Jun 2013, 06:57
Good isn't it, note the rats inside
Brian Walbey: I couldn't avoid taking this, no doubt you have seen this on one of your Swanage visits.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in Britain
  • 30 Jun 2013, 07:03
Looks like an 'Edward Hopper painting 'Night Hawks' on the extreme right.

Just found this link Brian:

http://www.shockedcustard.co.uk/core/pierhead.html
Brian Walbey: Thanks for the link Richard, now I know more about it.
That's amazing! And a wonderful shot, Brian- took me a minute to realize it was a painting!
Brian Walbey: I had to look twice when I actually saw it for real, what a great idea.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Jun 2013, 07:46
This is a very interesting photo - almost a kind of real art! It should be preserved and not be demolished - but it shows a side of Swanage we would never expect! I agree with RichardT!
Brian Walbey: I had to look twice when I saw this and then couldn't avoid photographing it.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Jun 2013, 07:48
I had used this 'photo opportunity', too!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Jun 2013, 08:31
Absolute fabulous wall painting!
Brian Walbey: I had to look twice when I saw this and then couldn't avoid photographing it.
I like the note bottom right
Brian Walbey: As you have seen I took that opportunity Bill.
Quite amazing Brian! Superb shot.
Brian Walbey: I had to look twice when I saw this and then couldn't avoid photographing it.
A brilliant painting isn't it. I thought it was real at first
Brian Walbey: I had to look twice when I saw this and then couldn't avoid photographing it.
It is called trompe l'oeil and this link shows some good examples. I have a book on simple ones to do but have never done one yet. I have always been fascinated by the feeling of it. It is so often found in Greek restaurants where a few painted columns frame a view of scenes of old Greece. Really glad you showed this.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=trompe+l%27oeil&client=firefox-a&hs=gVv&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=rwXQUbutKfan4AP7oIHwAQ&ved=0CDYQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=861
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary, there is a very fine selection of such things on the link you were kind enough to give me.
I love the gull on top of the building too. Excellent capture with him there.
Brian Walbey: The Gull was a stroke of luck, makes a change for everything to work for me and one of my pictures.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Jun 2013, 11:54
I like the art, and your image of it, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I had to look twice when I saw this and then couldn't avoid photographing it.
What a brilliant piece of art,Brian,quite amazing.
Brian Walbey: I had to look twice when I saw this and then couldn't avoid photographing it.
I keep seeing something new the longer I look at this incredible image, Brian. Wonderful find!
Brian Walbey: I had to look twice when I saw this and then couldn't avoid photographing it.
This great Brian, very similar to the 3D pavement art that also looks amazing and can be quite grand in scale. Fantastic sense of depth and makes a super shot.
Brian Walbey: I had to look twice when I saw this and then couldn't avoid photographing it.

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