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Trompe-l’œil Murals of Hanoi

Still largely undiscovered by western tourists, this joint street art project between Vietnam and Korea covers the blank walls between stone railway arches with whimsical murals. Many of them are trompe-l’œil optical illusions, which blur the lines between the painting and reality.

The murals show charming scenes from Hanoi that befuddle the senses and make it difficult to tell where the artwork ends and the actual city begins. Pedestrians delight in photographing each other blending into these trompe-l’œil mural illusions while the train that heads down Hanoi’s “train street” rumbles above.


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