Tiled floors from around the world.
Richly coloured hallway with doors leading through to a bust on a plinth in the Thorvaldsen Museum of Sculptures in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Tiled floor of the church in Mold, one of a trio of tiny perfect towns in northeast Wales.
Floor tiles in Talpa, one of Mexico’s Pueblos Magicos in the Pacific high sierras. Seating around the hearth in the El Greco Museo in Toledo, showing the traditional terracotta floor tiles interspersed with simple black and white geometric tiles that would show up in a home built in the 1500s AD.
Mosaic floor in Clunia, an extensive Roman ruin in Spain. Near Sooke, a fun town on the east coast of Vancouver Island. “During the 1920s the hotel gained local importance as it housed the area’s only telephone… ‘Ma’ Wilson operated the 17 Mile House from 1940 until 1970. It was she who had the distinctive tile floor installed…”Tiled floor with prayer mats in front of an altar at an Inle Lake Monastery in Myanmar.A checkered walkway leads up to an arched door in Córdoba, Argentina. Islamic geometric tiles provide a beautiful wall and floors in Marrekesh, Morocco. Mosaic Floor in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Galway, Ireland. The marble inlay floor surrounds the tomb in the mausoleum of the ‘Baby Taj’ in Agra, India.
More of the Friendly Friday Challenge: Beneath My Feet.
Nice post 👍 I love all those pictures, really remarkable.
Well, you’ve certainly seen some interesting floors!
Floors are sometimes an afterthought – these ones were a lot of fun!
An impressive collection. Most taken by the one in Argentina.
A fantastic showcase of tile work from around the world. I enjoyed this tour and particularly liked seeing the Islamic tiles in Marrakesh and in the 17 Mile House. Thanks so much for joining in with Friendly Friday. For some reason the pingback to my blog didn’t come up on my notifications, so I was very glad that Manja Mexi let me know of your excellent challenge contribution!
Morocco and India, both countries with a strong Islamic influence, had the most exciting blend of tiles that went along the floor changing to borders and adding even more decorative patternsas they headed up the walls. It was like standing in a 3-D room of art…
The Islamic styles are complex and busy but so appealing to the eye. Well this set of eyes anyway!
Love the tiles set so the photo you posted of the tiled floor that looked three dimensional! They were and are so skilled.
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