Shadows in Disguise

Le Carnaval des Animaux,  Montpellier,  France,  October 2016

Six metal animal heads, the work of Betka Siruckova, are positioned against a large open wall in the Beaux-Arts district of Montpellier.

On a sun-blessed autumn day, the shadows of this Carnival of Animals are well defined.


The interesting thing is that they are just as obvious on a shady day.

On closer investigation, it is clear that the shadows are deceptive – this is a clever piece of trompe l’oeil – more paint than shadow.


aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 29 October 2016


Part of Shadow Shot Sunday


6 thoughts on “Shadows in Disguise

    1. It really confused me. From a distance they definitely look like shadows, but it leaves a funny feeling in the head as there are too many and they don’t move!

      On Sun, Oct 30, 2016 at 7:57 AM, Travel with Intent wrote:


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