An artist created five "holes" in Westgate Street in Gloucester, as part of a 3D piece of art work.
Each whole depicts an aspect of the street's history, from the Roman city 'gate', to tudor buildings and the Tailor of Gloucester.
Westgate Street area has been earmarked for future council heritage restoration projects.
The work was also part of the city's history festival.
Joe Hill, the artist behind the work said: "I use perspective to distort your perception. So it will look like a hole in the ground, or something bursting out of the pavement, and in this instance we are looking at amazing history beneath our feet in Gloucester."
The art work was viewable until 20 September.