Trick of the eye

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The pedestrians aren’t walking under a ladder or in any danger of knocking the man from his perch. As you can see at right, the realistic-looking man and ladder are merely a painting.

This trompe l’oeil mural graces the exterior of Sign-Wize in Pomona at Park and Monterey, but it appears Sign-Wize itself is no more. (It may have relocated to Rancho Cucamonga.)

The painting of a man on a ladder adjusting a letter in a sign that no longer exists may not be long for this world, so I thought I’d better document it while I could.

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  • Ramona

    We all know that we can’t believe everything that we read in newspapers (DB excepted!) or on line.

    Now you’re tellling us we can’t believe what we see with our own eyes. Where will it all end?

    I’m gonna boot my Eagles CD and play “Your Lyin’ Eyes” a couple of times.

    [As Chico Marx said in "Duck Soup" to befuddle someone, "Who are you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?" -- DA]

  • LaTonya

    It is amazing how our minds due to the slightest thing can play tricks on us. Clearly at first glance this mural looks like a real man standing on a ladder. But at a second glance you can tell it’s just a picture.