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. . The tiled patterns on the floor subtly reinforce the colour scheme in the Thorvaldsen Museum of Sculptures in Copenhagen, Denmark. .In 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. Cafés covered with tiled murals on a street in Madrid, Spain.Tile mural of the shipyard workers in La Boca in Buenos Aires.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.
Islamic geometric tiles on a wall in Marrakesh, Morocco.Tiled fountain in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia uses none-traditional tiles on the top and traditional Islamic tile-work of stars around the base. Dark mirrored tiles outlined with red make up this floral wall in the Garh Palace in Bundi, India. Detail of a temple dragon made up of broken pottery, curved scale tiles, and cut glass from beer bottles in Dalat, Vietnam.
Tiled exteriors of buildings do not seem to be used as much in Vancouver although there is this one.Detail of the tiles used on the pillars above. At a lunch place near the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica.A tiled mural with some subtle sea-life images inside the shapes in Manzanillo, Mexico. Detail of a starfish done in mosaic tiles from the wall above.
Dragon mosaic tiles on a temple in Chinatown in colourful Bangkok.More of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Man-made Items.