When in Rome

Today, joy of joys, I am teaching my students about Roman wall paintings, particularly those discovered at Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Boscoreale. I am obsessed with this one:
I love love love the color palette, the trompe l'oeil architectural details, and the illusionism of the outdoor world. Someday, when I have my villa (a girl can dream), it will surely have walls that look oh so close to this.

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