Sunday, May 10, 2009

Roman Mosaics and Arab Tiles - Cordoba and Sevilla

There are two cultures which have provided the basis for the Andalucia of today - Roman and Arab. As I toured the archeology museum the other day, I wondered what strange odds and ends they would dig up and assemble to represent 20th and 21st century culture. The Roman mosaics are beautiful. So are the Arab-influenced tiles or azulejos that can be found everywhere - from modern-day advertising and signage to centuries-old tiles. Here are just a few examples.

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