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By on January 21, 2008, with 15 Comments

Paul Jennings sent me an incredible mural painting this evening. Don’t worry folks, I have your submissions in my queue, and are still waiting to be posted, it’s just that this one slipped higher on priority list by accident. It has nothing to do with his flattering for the site ;) This is what Paul had to say about his submission: “Hi, I just found your amazing optical illusions site from a web link and thought you might enjoy a photograph I took in Milwaukee in 2005. It is a building which has a design made out of colored bricks on one side which looks like windows and a reflection of another building. In fact it is a smooth side with no windows or anything else!”

Mural of a Reflection Illusion


15 Responses
  1. Rachel says:


    that is sooo cool its kinda like the chalk drawing too

  2. afrofernandort says:

    that is some great building designing

  3. Pip says:

    afrofernandort – I think that whole side of the building is a mural (the 1930′s art deco style), not architecture! The light doesn’t seem to be coming from the right direction to cast those shadows on the windows. Can Paul or Vurdlak confirm this? Very cool illusion anyway.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is the Grand Theater building. The building that is “reflected” in the mural was torn down over 20 years ago. An optical illusion that makes a rather average building beautiful.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Interesting. Would like to see a different angle for comparison, though!

  6. gillbill11 says:

    thats very cool! at first i couldnt see how the bricks were colored, but by looking closer i could see how it was done. very cool!!!

  7. Alex says:

    Pfft! Had me fooled.

  8. Anonymous says:

    how giantic cool is this! this is like like very cool!

  9. bOOring says:

    Eh, I’ve seen better and more original from this website. Keep trying!

  10. Zen Master says:

    Interesting. Great building designing!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Veary good. I had to look at it for a bit to see that it was a mural.

  12. altason says:

    is it just me but if i read the text above the picture
    the building is becoming brighter
    annoying -,-”

  13. Free Games says:

    It would make for a lovely home.

  14. awseomeness says:

    who the hell is “Anonymous”? he must be a stupid geek!

  15. Carolyn says:

    This is a nightmare and deadly to migrating birds!

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