travel theme: smoke & mirrors

Saturday, March 30: Ailsa of Where’s my backpack? asks: Did you know that March 29th is Smoke and Mirrors Day? The origin of this day, which celebrates all things magical and illusory, is suitably shrouded in mystery, but what a great theme it provides.

Here are some takes on Ailsa’s theme for this art of deception: smoke and mirrors.  Here are some shop windows that are a little confusing because of the reflections.

a Vintage Shop window acting as a mirror in Carytown in Richmond, Virginia

a Vintage Shop window acting as a mirror in Carytown in Richmond, Virginia

what's behind the window and what's outside?

what’s behind the window and what’s outside?

Joe's Inn in Richmond, Virginia.  is that a bright red car in the window?

Joe’s Inn in Richmond, Virginia. is that a bright red car in the window?

a window acting as a mirror at Reston Town Center, in Reston, Virginia

a window acting as a mirror at Reston Town Center, in Reston, Virginia

Williams & Sonoma at Reston Town Center

Williams & Sonoma at Reston Town Center

And finally, the ultimate in Smoke and MirrorsThe Trick Art Museum in Daegu, South Korea.

nothing like an icicle in the heart...

nothing like an icicle in the heart…

...or getting pinched in the butt by a painting

…or getting pinched in the butt by a painting

or having a tug of war with some caped men

or having a tug of war with some caped men

or a mirror that's not quite right....

or a mirror that’s not quite right….

or having a little sip of milk poured from a painting

or having a little sip of milk poured from a painting

or sitting next to a field on a lovely day

or sitting next to a field on a lovely day

or being pulled underwater by a giant hydraulic

or being pulled underwater by a giant hydraulic

or doing a single hand-stand in an art gallery

or doing a single hand-stand in an art gallery

or playing King Kong on the Eiffel Tower

or playing King Kong on the Eiffel Tower

or hanging precariously to a wall

or hanging precariously to a wall, hoping to avoid certain death below.

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