Trompe-l’œil in Knaresborough

Knaresborough is a characterful town just along the road from us. And one of its characterful features is that around any corner, you may find a house with a deceptive window or doorway. These are not real windows and doors, though they’re painted to look authentic enough. They’re trompe-l’œils. One day, I’ll produce a town trail of all of them. For now, here’s a taster from our visit on Saturday.

Anybody famous here?

For Ludwig’s Monday Window….

And Marsha’s Photographing Public Art Challenge

Author: margaret21

I'm retired and living in North Yorkshire, where I walk as often as I can, write, volunteer, and travel as often as I can.

52 thoughts on “Trompe-l’œil in Knaresborough”

  1. Margaret, those are lovely pieces of public art. I love that window or door in the last photo. It is so whimsical. Both doors are really, but the second one is so unusual.

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    1. I don’t know anything about the artists. The pieces do have a fairly similar style and as for how the sites are chosen – I expect people volunteer their homes or businesses.

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  2. I agree with one of your replies about the style. Almost could be one talented artist, such a shame not to get the credit for their work. Although I expect the good folk of Knaresborough know. Maybe it’s a thing not sign trompe l’œil.

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