Officials in Northern Ireland are spending upwards of $3 million to paint over abandoned storefronts with trompe-l'oeil images intended to make the buildings look like they host thriving businesses. The move is intended to spruce up the country ahead of a G8 conference later this month. "Northern Ireland is in the international spotlight, so it is entirely right that we should portray it in the best light possible," one minister said.

Full Story:

Related Summaries