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College art association would find these amazing! This outdoor 3D painted buildings were done in the same way as “3D Painted Rooms” I posted earlier. Really nice example of fantasy art! No, those lines weren’t done in Photoshop. They are actually painted on the buildings themselves! If you don’t believe it, that’s fine, but first jump inside the post to see evidence I provided after each photo. These illusion pictures were taken in Place de l’Odeon, Paris, or at least one of them is. Looks like someone took a huge marker and drew a couple of lines on the images! Circles, lines, squares look perfectly lined up only if you view them from one particular viewpoint. Preivously: “Body Art”, “Lines in The Street”…
3D Painted Builidings Arts Art
3D Painted Builidings Arts Art
3D Painted Builidings Arts Art
3D Painted Builidings Arts Art
3D Painted Builidings Arts Art
3D Painted Builidings Arts Art
3D Painted Builidings Arts Art
3D Painted Builidings Arts Art
3D Painted Builidings Arts Art


54 Responses
  1. bbhimom=3670475500anonymous-jones says:

    Awesome pics! Maybe if I rearrange everything in my house it will look tidy from a certain angle?!

  2. Clare says:

    AMAZING blog! I am going to link you to my blog so my friends can view too!

  3. Craig C says:

    Those wily French! Who knew vandalism could be so artistic and creative?!

  4. jordanzed says:

    thats terrific, but it looks so photoshopped (not quite as much as the room ones)

  5. sammie says:

    wow! thats pretty good isn’t it :)

  6. Cherly C says:

    This is just fabulous i love this site…

  7. Gabriel says:

    im not going to reveal it, but im pretty sure how they did that,, so easy

  8. dharman says:

    thats so selfish gabe

  9. Alex says:

    Did they use a projector?

  10. RAndy says:

    I’m not sure how THEY did that, but i know how I would do it…
    I would take my equatorial telescope mount and strap a laser pointer on top of the telescope. The point of focus would be the location of the tripod and this would allow me to trace perfect circles from the point of focus….oh, and perfect lines, though that would be a little trickier.

    btw, is that done by vandals? Cause I would imagine it looks pretty messy from all but one point of view.

  11. Dr Adder says:

    I think that’s pure vandalism – it may be very clever but it doesn’t add to the aesthetics of the architecture at all.

  12. nhnmntnnfn says:

    how did they do that?

  13. Random Guy says:

    probably by measuring all the angles of the buildings and painting them with other guys watching, or something like that :)

  14. YoUr NaMe says:

    that isnt real it was done in photo shop because thecity isn’t going to let some guy paint on a buch of buildings

    but that would be flippin sweet but ya fake

  15. Justin says:

    I hate to burst your bubble “Your Name” but it isnt photo shoped ive been there and have stood exactly were the rest of the tourists are standing in the fith picture.

  16. Ptat says:

    This is hella sweet. I don’t hink its vandalism, it’s done to such a grande scale, and so intricatly, you would need daylight and permission to do this.

  17. rcm says:

    that is kewel.kewel is my word. dont use it

  18. Spud says:

    Wow, that must be some loud music!


  19. MO407 says:

    Breathless!! Speechless!! That’s awesome!

  20. jacob says:

    how do people have the time to do this..

  21. shado.za says:

    very impressive!! 1 thing i wanna know: are those lines still on the buildings or have they been removed by now?

  22. loser says:

    wow fusterating

  23. scott says:

    all of you guys its what alex said
    i am one of the people that made this and alex guessed it!

  24. demonian says:

    I´m sure that everybody loves that site.. at least I do….

  25. NASCAR_Mommy says:

    as cool looking as these are.. i have a hard time believing that anyone would allow some of those buildings, which look like they’ve been around a few years, be painted. I am a fan of old style architecture and if someone approached me to let them paint something like that on a building like that.. i’d crap a brick.. pardon the pun…

  26. Vlad. says:

    I live in the city of the 7th photo (Neuchâtel, Switzerland) and I saw that, it was made for real, I saw that with my own eyes !
    It has been made during a night, with a laser device. The orange colour is not paint, it is only stickers; 1 month later everything had disapear.

  27. luis says:

    I think it is super bad bacause u can see that the paintings are made by cuputers, and beside the picture are super confusing. I think they should put something more cool and more intresting that u can’t figure it out!!

    P.S:The owner of this page
    please change the photos,
    and make the page more
    easier not more harder
    then it is.

  28. Anonymous says:

    superb use of filters. I love it. It gets 10/10 from me

  29. Andy Lang says:

    Maybe it would be nice to mention the name of the artist when you use his pictures!

    His name is Felice Varini.
    His homepage is http://www.varini.org/

  30. No shit says:

    If anyone is in doubt, have a look at;


    and you’ll see that this is real.

  31. Trevor says:

    It looks photoshopped to me. I think this because these look like too unlikely locations for such optical illusionary artistic pieces to be held.

  32. guitarking says:

    That’s not vandalism, that’s the most amazing art I’ve ever seen!!!!!

  33. Anonymous says:

    It’s amazing. but imagine that you travel there to see the beautiful old building, I think I would be crushed. imagine it happen with Nauschwanstein when u only have one day to visit the place!

  34. Anonymous says:

    is it real? its so cool

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  36. Gone Surfing says:

    It’s hard to believe that someone would have actually painted on an entire block or several historical buildings.

  37. Anonymous says:

    holy frickin jesus balls! that’s aWESOME!

  38. Anonymous says:

    that is amazin!! i would love to be able to do stuff like that!!

  39. Politikally Paranoid says:

    That’s….that’s amazing….

  40. The Ultim@te ED says:

    Nascar Mommy, don’t fret, they don’t acutally paint them… they use projectors, then “draw” it on using “chalk” that washes off in rain… ever see Mary Poppins (although just a film)… it still washes off.

    I was slightly concerned about this also, but c’mon… I live in a listed building… you NEED a permit to do this sort of stuff, especially to historic buildings. Chalk isn’t considered graffiti due to not being permanent, where spray paint is…(ish)

  41. The Ultim@te ED says:

    Or using stickers as Vlad said… still.. they’re non-permanent.

  42. Anonymous says:


  43. Anonymous says:

    Julian Beaver is better…


  44. Anonymous says:

    i have the feeling someone is a good Photoshopper..

  45. Phil E. Drifter says:

    It’s still graffiti.

  46. CMON says:


  47. lisa says:

    i like this one. i really see how this is an illusion. most of the other illusions this one is actually good. i like it

  48. notadog says:

    i like the movie ones!

  49. night says:

    what was once a pretty city , is now an ugly optical illusion.

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