An optical illusion in Béziers

If you think there is something a bit amiss with this facade, you’d be right:

In fact, I naively walked by until I saw a couple of tourists taking a picture, so I backed up and realized: there are no balconies on that face at all!  In fact, it is a flat building, and what you see is just a very clever painting with perspective.

It’s a tribute to an artist who was born here, Jean-Antoine Injalbert. Funny thing, though, lest you jump to any conclusions: the artist was a famous French sculptor: