PPAC: Three times tiled

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

This day in my blogging history


48 thoughts on “PPAC: Three times tiled

  1. Manja, I love all the colorful manholes. The poor bench got a lot of use in two years. I wonder how that made the artist felt. Obviously people loved it enough to wear it out! Thanks for sharing all these lovely photos this week.

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      1. How do you fill up a blog? I have several blogs, but this one is from 2012, and it is nowhere near full. I pay $99 a year for more storage, but that is nothing to pay for a fun hobby.

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      2. I see. Well, I believe in free blogging. Nobody pays me, I don’t pay anybody. Free. I also find it a breath of fresh air to change the theme every year or two. I like it that there are options for every style of blogging.

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      3. I’m glad that works for you, Manja. As long as we don’t lose touch! Your way seems pretty seamless. You are more adventurous than I am! 🤗🤗🤗

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  2. I love all the circular tiles and I hope the bench is repaired too. Great cat photos! WordPress is acting strange again lately and won’t let me follow your new blog yet, but I’ll try again. (K)

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      1. Oh, thank you!! I love your first post with all that green!!

        You know, I’ve had the same blog since …over 10 yrs now. I resize my images to no longer than 1200pxs on the longest side, and I rarely post more than 3 images at a time, but resizing them for the web is key I think! I hope this continues for me as I don’t want to have to start a new blog anytime soon. 😀

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      2. Oh my! 😮 Extremely well done! I’m too excessive for that. 😀 But I like starting new blogs. It’s a slight change that feels good. I just wish I wouldn’t lose my followers each time, but the true ones remain.

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