Gloucester’s history and myths have been brought to life on the city’s streets.
Amazing 3-D art images painted on the pavement on Westgate Street have created optical illusions underneath the feet of shoppers this weekend.
Created by 3D artist Joe Hill, one artwork shows the myth that many believed was true: a tunnel which linked the ‘Monks Retreat’ bar in the 12 Century undercroft of the Fleece Inn with the Cathedral.
While there is no evidence to suggest that this is true, in a comical homage to the legend, Joe has crafted a ‘hole’ in the pavement revealing the monks secretly fetching their flagons of foaming ale and taking them back to their cloisters.
His intention is to make it look as though the street has been dug away to show buried archaeological features or depict Gloucester’s famous stories such as Beatrix’s Potter’s Tailor of Gloucester.
He has created artworks for a range of clients over the years including Google, Disney, Reebok, Save the Children and Coca-Cola.
Below you can have a look through pictures of the artwork, which will come to a close tomorrow.
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