Knaresborough Windows

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Town Centre Knaresborough North Yorkshire

Knaresborough’s “Town Windows” - a collection of public art works illustrating characters and events from the town’s long and rich history can be seen around the town centre on various buildings. The art works use the technique of trompe l’oeil - a painting style that sets out to ‘fool the eye’ into seeing a painted picture as something real. Knaresborough has dozens of blank windows in older buildings of the town. They are a feature of Georgian buildings. The windows were blocked to avoid window tax or incorporated in the building’s design to provide symmetry. “Town Windows” reinstates the windows by installing paintings on panels. The “Town Windows” are in place all year round so whenever you visit we hope you will take the time to explore our streets and discover them. This guide will help you find them all. While you walk around the town be sure to look up and take in the historic architecture of the town. You may well be struck by the number of blind windows around the town or by other interesting features. This project has been devised and managed by Renaissance Knaresborough. Renaissance Knaresborough is the organisation set up to identify, develop and deliver projects that improve Knaresborough. See information on the individual windows in the official guide.

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