The launch of my new blog and three locations with tiles in time.
As promised yesterday, I’m launching a new blog, my sixth. This one is almost full and a new theme will be a breath of fresh air. It will see its first post on Sunday if all goes according to plan. For now here is the News about me. It remains to be constructed and updated with photos but you can click on it to see how the blog is called and where the follow button hides.
But we are still on this blog. Today I have gathered three locations where tiles feature in public art: Mengeš in Slovenia, a trail with the view above Piran on the Slovenian coast, and the Orvieto train station in Italy.
1. Mengeš (pronounced Men-gash) is a small town not far from Ljubljana where in 2015 the mayor was especially art-prone. I promised Sarah to show here manhole cover art, Slovenian style, and here it is.
2. The trail above Piran is a regular strolling spot with magnificent views of the town and the bay of Piran with Croatia opposite. In 2009 I first noticed a set of mosaics and they always warm my heart. Especially the mermaid. Dogs change, art perseveres.
3. In front of the Orvieto train station in Umbria, where I used to meet visitors and drive them home, I spotted a peculiar and stylish bench. When in 2018, only two years later, I picked up my last visitors who came by train – Thursday Doors Norm and his Honey from Canada – the bench was… still there and different, but still pretty.
Don’t give up to time, tiles.
For Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) hosted by Marsha at Always Write
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