A man poses on a giant artwork by French artist JR installed on the Trocadero square in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, May 19, 2021.
REUTERS/Sarah MeyssonnierAn art installation has created the optical illusion that the French capital's Eiffel Tower is perched precariously over a rocky ravine.
The artwork, by an artist who uses the pseudonym JR, involved laying an image of a ravine, and the pillars that form the base of the Eiffel Tower, onto the floor of an esplanade that overlooks the tower.
When a visitor stands in the right spot, the artwork in the foreground and the tower in the background line up with each other, and the illusion is created.
"I like that it combines with the Eiffel Tower, so the piece of art becomes a piece of art because of the Eiffel Tower already behind it."
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