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This late 18th Century house in Trowbridge was recently restored. Instead of leaving a large blank area of wall, the Civic Society arranged to have it painted in "Trompe-l'œil" fashion. The stonework around the door is real, as are the railings and other ironwork. The door and windows have all been painted to resemble reality.

The strong side lighting has cast a lot of shadow - I should have been here a couple of hours earlier to get a better shot.

Shot in RAW, converted with Raw Therapee software. Final PP in PTLens, PS7 and FastStone.

From Wikipedia:

"Trompe-l'œil (French: "trick the eye", IPA: [tʁɔ̃p lœj]) is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects appear in three-dimensions, instead of actually being a two-dimensional painting".

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PS: Following Andrew's critique, I have now uploaded a WS using different RAW conversion software

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