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Spain - Torremolinos Carihuela
Tiles
These are modern tiles, but they are in some way or another inspired by the old tiles designed by the Arabian/moorish artists as you can find them in Granada and Cordoba. Even the well known Dutch artist M.C. Escher was inspired by the original Arabian/moorish tile work.
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Jan 15 2008 14:51 GMT LizSA
very busy.... but again the blueish background...!
Jan 15 2008 18:05 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks for your comment, dear Liz.
You must not forget that in the Arabian/Islamic culture it is forbidden to picture Allah, Mohammed and/or people, that is why they decorated the walls of mosques and palaces with beautiful stylized characters and/or tiles with very complicated patterns.
Jan 16 2008 21:13 GMT LizSA
thankyou Anna...we also saw great tile work at a exibition in America of tiling...
I cannot recall the country..... will just go back to those photo's and see if I can
refresh my mind... still ordinary develop photo's :-) those were the days my friend..:-)
Jan 16 2008 21:53 GMT annaschnitfink
My pleasure dear Liz. I hope you can find those old pictures back and show them on FT!!! :)
Jan 18 2008 15:46 GMT senna3
Very beautiful, and a very crisp and clear photo!
Jan 18 2008 15:56 GMT annaschnitfink
Thank you dear senna for your kind reaction!

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