Tile-Work From Around the World

A collection of tile-work from around the world.

Holland is a country that loves using tiles to tell stories about their cities – this one features Utrecht one of my favorites as almost every pub had a cat. . Tile scene of Utrecht, Holland in the pastThe tiled patterns on the floor subtly reinforce the colour scheme in the Thorvaldsen Museum of Sculptures in Copenhagen, Denmark. .Richly coloured hallway with doors leading through the MuseumIn Wales the tile-work was mostly underfoot, especially in the churches which had uniquely patterned flooring, some of which is reinterpreted in this mosaic tile artwork embedded in a sidewalk of Caernarfon.  Mosaic tile artwork embedded in a sidewalk of Caernarfon, WalesCafés covered with tiled murals on a street in Madrid, Spain.In Madrid, a Street with Cafes with Tiled MuralsTile mural of the shipyard workers in La Boca in Buenos Aires.tile mural of the shipyard workers in La Boca in Buenos AiresMosaic of the star-shaped floor plan at the ruins of Charles Fort in Kinsale, Ireland.Mosaic of the star-shaped floor plan at the ruins of Charles Fort in Kinsale, Ireland Brass and copper pots line a ledge in the blue-tiled kitchen of the artist Monet, in his house in Giverny, France.
Brass and copper pots line a ledge in the blue-tiled kitchen of the artist Monet, in his house in Giverny, FranceIslamic geometric tiles on a wall in Marrakesh, Morocco.Islamic geometric tiles on a wall in Marrekesh, MoroccoTiled fountain in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia uses none-traditional tiles on the top and traditional Islamic tile-work of stars around the base. Fountain in Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaDark mirrored tiles outlined with red make up this floral wall in the Garh Palace in Bundi, India. Mirror tiles in Bundi Fort, IndiaDetail of a temple dragon made up of broken pottery, curved scale tiles, and cut glass from beer bottles in Dalat, Vietnam.
Dalat temple dragon detailTiled exteriors of buildings do not seem to be used as much in Vancouver although there is this one.Tall pillars supporting the entrance way to a highrise, each pillar with a tiled mural of peopleDetail of the tiles used on the pillars above. Closeup detail of the tall pillars supporting the entrance way to a highrise, each pillar with a tiled mural of peopleAt a lunch place near the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica.Tile mural showing a fiery eruption at Arenal Volcano in Costa RicaA tiled mural with some subtle sea-life images inside the shapes in Manzanillo, Mexico.  A tile mural in Manzanillo, MexicoDetail of a starfish done in mosaic tiles from the wall above.
Detail of a starfish done in mosaic tiles, part of a wall mural in Manzanillo, MexicoDragon mosaic tiles on a temple in Chinatown in colourful Bangkok.dragon mosaic on temple in Bangkok ChinatownMore of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Man-made Items.

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