16 March 2017

Throwback Thursday! Sadly, no more mural!

15 March 2010

Trompe L'oeil Cars - Compass High School Rocks! 

If you drive down 22nd Street near the Compass High School (they offer night classes - how cool is that?), you will notice they now have an auto repair shop. They have done an amazing job on the rolling doors of the car bays. At first glance it looks like they have 3 cars in for service... but look again. This is truly great trompe l'oeil - the detail is so lifelike. For comparison check out the second photo and look at the bay door on the far right. Amazing, yes?

Sadly, these amazingly lifelike murals are no more.  ):


  1. Yes, very sad that this incredible art is gone. However, it's wonderful that it is preserved in the TDP archives! Thanks Dianne, for this wonderful blog!

  2. Hi Elizabeth! I hope that the artists who created those murals stumble onto this blog and realize that their work has been admired by many!