At first glance, it looks as if some natural disaster has shaken away the walls of these buildings to reveal architecture hidden for thousands of years.
And at second and third glance, it looks like that too.
These incredible scenes are are works of art, they are not real, they are work of some brilliant artists. In above image even that woman peering on to the wall is not real, she is also a part of this painting, to increase viewers curiosity.
These incredible paintings are work of John Pugh, who specialises in trompe l’oeil – or ‘trick of the eye’ – art.
The Doric-style columns apparently exposed in this university hall are nothing but paint.
Mural painted in Santa Cruz, California, entitled Bay in a Bottle
A mural entitled Art Imitating Life Imitating Art Imitating Life, at the Cafe Trompe L’oeil, in San Jose, California
A mural unveiled during the Global Mural Conference in Twentynine Palms, California
Wonder wave: John Pugh’s Mana Nalu mural in Honolulu. Fire crews rushed to save the children from the mighty wave – before realising it was an optical illusion
This looks like a nice spot to rest your weary feet on a sidewalk in Sarasota County Health Center, Florida