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Nice looking building

  1. Dec 12, 2005 #1

    BobG

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    JasonRox

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    I'm not a fan of that kind of thing done to buildings.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2005 #3

    cronxeh

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    Ahh but of course. The American interpretation of a healer, holding the staff of caduceus (2 snakes), the magic wand of control and occult, the protector of merchants and thieves; rather than the staff of asclepius (one snake), the god of health.
     
  5. Dec 12, 2005 #4

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    There is a mural on the side of a building in Columbia, South Carolina. It is a picture of a sunset seen through a tunnel. The problem - it is so realistic that in the evening, people have mistakenly driven into the side of the building. So they erected a barrier to prevent drivers from trying to enter the tunnel.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2005 #5

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    None of them were observed persuing a roadrunner just beforehand were they?
     
  7. Dec 15, 2005 #6

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    I'm never overly impressed by things like that done entirely for aesthetics, mainly because I've known enough about the behind-the-scenes finances of colleges and universities to know they are wasting money on sculpture while telling departments they have no money for necessities.
     
  8. Dec 15, 2005 #7

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: too true.

    I'd be the type to try to walk through that 2nd murale though.
     
  9. Dec 15, 2005 #8

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    The technique is called 'Trompe l'Oeil' - to deceive the eye.
     
  10. Dec 15, 2005 #9
    I think its beautiful, he's a very good artist. Its also a very cheap way to spruce up a tired building vs a stone/cement make over.
     
  11. Dec 16, 2005 #10
    lol moonbear, it isn't sculpture. Or were you perhaps thinking of an episode in your own life? Didn't get a new microscope because of the new fountain?
     
  12. Dec 16, 2005 #11

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    Here is more:

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