On-the-spot France

Paris garden is just an illusion

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Artist François Abelanet has built a temporary garden in front of Paris's city hall. The artwork called Anamorphosis is a series of bumps and lawns but, if observed from the right perspective, it is also an optical illusion. An anamorphosis is a distorted image that requires the viewer to occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image.