Monday, July 15, 2013

Trompe l' oeil


I found this interesting tromp l' oeil on the side of a furniture auction house.  There's a funny story to go with this photo.  The building is quite close to a busy street so I pulled into a shopping area across the street and parked the car.  I climbed up on to a grassy berm to take the shot and just as I was about to snap the shutter I felt a sting on my ankle.  I looked down and found that my feet and sandals were covered with tiny black ants.  I went running for the paved parking areas and proceeded to stomp my feet and kick off my sandals.  I bet I looked kind of silly dancing around in the parking lot.  I got them all off but, not before getting about a dozen bites.  Grrrrr

Sharon's Sojourns is featuring one of my favorite cities today, Paris.

16 comments:

Thérèse said...

A picture which came at a price! But,being not the one who got stung, I would say it was worth it :-)

Birdman said...

Well, your photo doesn't include any of your discomfort. A crowd stopper for sure.

Kathy said...

We have fire ants here and you quickly learn that you can't can't linger too long in one place! Those little suckers really punch a wollop!

Kate said...

Love the photo; unique. It is true; we do sometimes go to great lengths to find a good image.

Randy said...

That's awesome!

glenda said...

Nice photo, ants and all.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The photo is worth the sacrifice that you endured to take it.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh no that's horrible Sharon, they nip like crazy..not fun! And you still managed to get a great shot, bravo!

Lowell said...

You took a pretty nice shot for being all antsy and stuff. Funny story. Well, not really. Those things can really sting and leave me with welts! I do love this tromp mural, though!

Judy said...

I love this! What a great find. Those pesky ants are everywhere and who would think something that tiny could give such a painful bite.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Lots of biting humor in the comments section today.

JM said...

This is very well done! Worth the bites... :-) Sorry I'm smiling.

RedPat said...

Love the mural, but feel sorry about your bites. Those little ants can be quite nasty!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

this is amazing................ thank you for sharing. Peace, Mary Helen

Jack said...

It is an interesting photo. What you go through for your viewers!

In Florida, we have to keep an eye out for fire ants. They are very small ants that bite fiercely and rapidly. I wonder if that is what you encountered.

Laura. M said...

The photo is beautiful Sharon... I hope your bites healed soon.Paris is a beautiful city :))
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