The statue with the clock had stood opposite Prince Lemercier's room for his entire life. He hadn't thought or cared as to whether it remained there since, but the clocks stayed with him in everyday of his death.
Trees, nature's condos for the little guys, are not just a pretty picture. Squirrels, birds, and bugs count on them for a place to live. (I know the lens is about trees and not art. But I love that face-in-the-trees illusion artwork.