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Xavier Kreiss pointed me to this interesting photograph that shows a building that is supposedly melting right now. It looks darn hot over there! Offcourse it’s just an illusion, as you expect it to be, but here are more details Xavier shared with us: “Global warming has struck Paris first! Buildings have started melting! OK, I’m kidding (and believe me it’s not hot in Paris at all at the moment)! All of these windows and balconies are totally fake. They are painted on a huge cover that hides work at the Bleecker Group building on Avenue Georges V. Something similar to this illusion.”

Melting Spot Illusion

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25 Responses
  1. Emily says:

    this one is just weirdly gross i dont know why..

  2. mike says:

    I still don’t get it…is this just a painting then?

  3. Tootsy cute says:

    I don’t get Y you think this illusion is gross. I just don’t get it.

  4. Anonymous says:

    come on! it’s just a picture of a building taken through a heat wave. you should know, like when there is a fire and above the fire vision gets distorted by the rising heat.

  5. Wash me says:

    But the words say that the bilding’s painted.

  6. Read Mine!!!!! Read Mine!!!!! says:

    I don’t get how this is an illusion. The person who made it just warped the building on the computer and added trees and stuff.

  7. Anonymous says:

    it doesn’t say painting anywhere. where did u get painting from? so anyways i think this is cool even if it is photoshoped. :)

    postscrip: if you read the thing it says “photograph”.

    • raeann says:

      um it dose say painting near the end it says All of these windows and balconies are totally fake. They are painted on a huge cover that hides work at the Bleecker Group building

  8. Jamie says:

    Not gross and not a heat wave. It is as described a painted drape (drop cloth, sheet) covering the building which is most likely not nearly as interesting. Beautifully done. I have been a professional magician for 20 years and this must be way cool in person. Well it would be great if folks would actually read the description and look at the image, then make their comments. Movie and theater people use painted drapes and covers all the time.

  9. Anonymous says:

    if that heat wave guy is actually serious….HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA lol

  10. Eshita says:

    It is just a building wrapped with a painted cloth. You can even see the actual building on the top-left corner of the picture. Neat!

  11. Riyu-chan says:

    ……cool! ^_^

  12. Anonymous says:

    Wow, looks like a cheap photoshop job, i dont think it is real, look at the background

  13. Anonymous says:

    stupid people thinking its a heat wave and photoshopped…

    look at the top of the building
    its strait and not melting at all
    its obviously painted

  14. ririn says:

    why is it so hard to understand that the building is not photoshopped? and who the hell really thought it was a heat wave. If you refuse to believe it’s painted, then just look it up on google, which will prove your ignorance.

    any wayz, this is cool ;-)

  15. jen says:

    IT”S REAL. it was taken in paris, near the champs-elysees. they were renovating the building and they decided to cover it up artistically. psh, heat wave…

  16. My Daily Rant says:

    ummm… the building can’t melt in winter. yes, it’s winter. look at the trees…

    someone got their global warming idea a bit wrong.

  17. Alesana says:

    its photoshop
    they warped the building then added in the cars and the signs

  18. christy says:

    it is a pic taken in a window of another building

  19. CareBear says:

    I’m feeling queezy.

  20. ruth says:

    I’ve been to Paris and seen this building…actually been trying to find a photo/info about it. For all of you who are confused, it’s an example of “trompe l’oeuil” (tricking the eye). Yes, it is a regular building with straight sides, but it is painted so that it looks wavy and floppy. It’s even weirder at night, coming out of a French bar and not having seen it before.

  21. flapjack says:

    every part is fake!!!!!!!!!!!!! dumbos

  22. M.M. says:

    Instead of calling it fake or photoshopped, why don’t you invest your time in learning to read English and then you might understand what it is!!!!

    It is a canvas/tarpaulin, painted with a scene, then put up to hide work being carried out on a building behind it.

    You may not like it, you may think it is not an illusion, but don’t keep on with ‘photoshop this’ or ‘photoshop that’, just because you haven’t seen something or done something. There are more weird and wonderful sights on our planet than your tiny minds could ever imagine.

    Thanks for posting this very interesting photograph, big up to the artist!

  23. think it’s just from onemorelevel.com the warp category!

  24. Ima beat your ass says:

    uhmmm W?HAT??

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