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"Tile: A Journey Through Art and Culture" Step into the world of tile, where ancient civilizations left their mark in vibrant mosaics. Picture No

Background imageTile Collection: Roman seafood mosaic

Roman seafood mosaic. Mosaics consist of small pieces of coloured glass or stone, used to form an image or pattern on a floor or wall

Background imageTile Collection: Roman memento mori mosaic

Roman memento mori mosaic. Mosaics consist of small pieces of coloured glass or stone, used to form an image or pattern on a floor or wall

Background imageTile Collection: Virgen del Carmen tilework, Malaga, Andalucia, Spain, Europe

Virgen del Carmen tilework, Malaga, Andalucia, Spain, Europe

Background imageTile Collection: Gaudi architecture

Gaudi architecture, Parc Guell, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Barcelona, Catalunya (Catalonia) (Cataluna), Spain, Europe

Background imageTile Collection: Temple of 10000 Buddhas

Temple of 10000 Buddhas, Penang, Malaysia, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageTile Collection: Warning sign, Cave canem, beware of the dog, Lake Maggiore, Switzerland, Europe

Warning sign, Cave canem, beware of the dog, Lake Maggiore, Switzerland, Europe

Background imageTile Collection: Africa, Morocco, Fes. Mosaic wall for fountain

Africa, Morocco, Fes. Mosaic wall for fountain

Background imageTile Collection: Picture No. 11014350

Picture No. 11014350
Mudejar Tiles with their Moorish geometric patterns - in the Alcazar of Seville Seville, Seville province, Andalusia, Spain Date:

Background imageTile Collection: Close up of Azulejos decorations at Miraduro de Santa Luzia (St Lucy viewpoint)

Close up of Azulejos decorations at Miraduro de Santa Luzia (St Lucy viewpoint), Alfama Neighborhood, Lisbon, Lisbon Metropolitan Area, Portugal

Background imageTile Collection: Royal Palace Door, Fes, Morocco

Royal Palace Door, Fes, Morocco

Background imageTile Collection: Africa, Morocco, Fes. A detail of a mosaic tiled fountain

Africa, Morocco, Fes. A detail of a mosaic tiled fountain

Background imageTile Collection: Roman mosaic

Roman mosaic

Background imageTile Collection: Map of Italy and the Mediterranean made out of ceramic tiles on a street in Seville

Map of Italy and the Mediterranean made out of ceramic tiles on a street in Seville, Spain

Background imageTile Collection: Street in the white hill village of Mijas

Street in the white hill village of Mijas, Costa del Sol, Andalucia (Andalusia), Spain, Europe

Background imageTile Collection: Madaba Mosaic Map, 6th century AD, detail showing Jerusalem, Madaba, Jordan

Madaba Mosaic Map, 6th century AD, detail showing Jerusalem, Madaba, Jordan, Middle East " The mosaic represents the biblical land from Egypt to Lebanon including Sinai, Israel

Background imageTile Collection: Night view of Plaza de Espana, Seville, Spain

Night view of Plaza de Espana, Seville, Spain
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Background imageTile Collection: Turkey. Istanbul. Topkapi Palace. Detail of glazed pottery

Turkey. Istanbul. Topkapi Palace. Detail of glazed pottery that decorates the walls, made by potters of Iznik

Background imageTile Collection: Europe, Portugal, Lisbon, azulejo, painted blue tile

Europe, Portugal, Lisbon, azulejo, painted blue tile

Background imageTile Collection: Azulejos-La Alhambra-Granada-Andalucia-EspaAna

Azulejos-La Alhambra-Granada-Andalucia-EspaAna
Detalle de uno de los multiples mosaicos que adornan los palacios nazaries en la Alhambra-Granada-Andalucia-EspaAna

Background imageTile Collection: Souvenir tiles in shop display, Lisbon, Portugal, Europe

Souvenir tiles in shop display, Lisbon, Portugal, Europe

Background imageTile Collection: Red mullets and ducks, Roman mosaic

Red mullets and ducks, Roman mosaic. Mosaics consist of small pieces of coloured glass or stone, used to form an image or pattern on a floor or wall

Background imageTile Collection: Doves on a drinking vessel, Roman mosaic

Doves on a drinking vessel, Roman mosaic. Mosaics consist of small pieces of coloured glass or stone, used to form an image or pattern on a floor or wall

Background imageTile Collection: Roman memento mori mosaic

Roman memento mori mosaic. Mosaics consist of small pieces of coloured glass or stone, used to form an image or pattern on a floor or wall

Background imageTile Collection: Attarine Madrasah, Fez, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Attarine Madrasah, Fez, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Background imageTile Collection: Blue Tiles, Avenida Arriaga, Funchal, Madeira

Blue Tiles, Avenida Arriaga, Funchal, Madeira
A picture on blue tiles outside the former Ritz Cafe, in the Avenida Arriaga in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. This type of traditional design, on blue and white tin-glazed ceramic tiles

Background imageTile Collection: Heat resistant tiles on the Shuttle

Heat resistant tiles on the Shuttle, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, United States of America, North America

Background imageTile Collection: Lullingstone Roman Villa J910053

Lullingstone Roman Villa J910053
LULLINGSTONE ROMAN VILLA, Kent. Mosaic floor depicting the capture of Europa by Jupiter guised as a bull with two cupids

Background imageTile Collection: Duomo di Amalfi cathedral facade with bell tower, Amalfi, Italy

Duomo di Amalfi cathedral facade with bell tower, Amalfi, Italy
Duomo di Amalfi cathedral facade in Romanesque, Byzantine and Arabic styles with bell tower, Amalfi, Italy, a UNESCO Heritage site

Background imageTile Collection: Asia, India

Asia, India
India, Rajasthan, Udaipur. Detail of mosaic tile peacock feathers in City Palace Museum (built 1568)

Background imageTile Collection: Babylonian wall tiles

Babylonian wall tiles, Babylon, Iraq, Middle East

Background imageTile Collection: Virgin and Child mosaic in St. Georges Orthodox church, Madaba, Jordan, Middle East

Virgin and Child mosaic in St. Georges Orthodox church, Madaba, Jordan, Middle East

Background imageTile Collection: Tiles decorated with Tunisian doorways on souvenir stall, Hammamet, Cap Bon

Tiles decorated with Tunisian doorways on souvenir stall, Hammamet, Cap Bon, Tunisia, North Africa, Africa

Background imageTile Collection: Blue Tiles, Avenida Arriaga, Funchal, Madeira

Blue Tiles, Avenida Arriaga, Funchal, Madeira
A picture on blue tiles outside the former Ritz Cafe, in the Avenida Arriaga in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. This type of traditional design, on blue and white tin-glazed ceramic tiles

Background imageTile Collection: Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Europe

Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Europe

Background imageTile Collection: Bizarre Gaudis mosaics roof

Bizarre Gaudis mosaics roof, Guell Park (Parc Guell), Barcelona, Catalonia (Cataluna), Spain, Europe

Background imageTile Collection: Azulejos tiles in the Mudejar style

Azulejos tiles in the Mudejar style, Casa de Pilatos, Santa Cruz district, Seville, Andalusia, Spain, Europe

Background imageTile Collection: Babylonian wall tiles

Babylonian wall tiles, exhibited at the Turkey Museum, Istanbul, from Babylon, Iraq, Middle East

Background imageTile Collection: Arabic calligraphy and Zellij tilework

Arabic calligraphy and Zellij tilework, Bou Inania Medersa, Meknes, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Background imageTile Collection: Trulli, Alberobello

Trulli, Alberobello, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Puglia, Italy, Europe

Background imageTile Collection: Medieval tiles, Cleeve Abbey, property of English Heritage, Somerset, England

Medieval tiles, Cleeve Abbey, property of English Heritage, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageTile Collection: Dragons on tiles on the Dragon wall in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, Asia

Dragons on tiles on the Dragon wall in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, Asia

Background imageTile Collection: Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assassinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province

Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assassinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageTile Collection: Azulejo tilework panel on Plaza de San Francisco, Malaga, Andalucia, Spain, Europe

Azulejo tilework panel on Plaza de San Francisco, Malaga, Andalucia, Spain, Europe

Background imageTile Collection: Market Square Park, Houston, Texas, United States of America, North America

Market Square Park, Houston, Texas, United States of America, North America

Background imageTile Collection: Africa, Ethiopia

Africa, Ethiopia
Jordan, Madaba. Mosiac portrait of Jesus Christ in sanctuary of Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, Madaba, Jordan

Background imageTile Collection: Biblical verse sculpture, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Biblical verse sculpture, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

Background imageTile Collection: Picture in tiles of wine taster in the Restaurant Lachata in Madrid

Picture in tiles of wine taster in the Restaurant Lachata in Madrid, Spain, Europe




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"Tile: A Journey Through Art and Culture" Step into the world of tile, where ancient civilizations left their mark in vibrant mosaics. Picture No. 11014350 takes us back to Roman times, showcasing a mesmerizing seafood mosaic that once adorned the floors of luxurious villas. Traveling to Malaga, Andalucia in Spain, we find ourselves captivated by the Virgen del Carmen tilework. The intricate patterns and vivid colors tell stories of devotion and faith, reflecting the rich heritage of this enchanting region in Europe. As night falls upon Seville's Plaza de Espana, our gaze is drawn to a magnificent display of tiles. Each step reveals another piece of history embedded within the Roman memento mori mosaic – a reminder that life is fleeting but art endures. Venturing further east, we arrive at the Temple of 10000 Buddhas. Here, tiles come alive with spiritual energy as they form stunning murals depicting Buddhist teachings and enlightenment. In Fes, Morocco, Africa unveils its own tale through meticulously crafted mosaic tiled fountains and walls. The Royal Palace Door stands proud amidst an array of vibrant colors that celebrate Moroccan craftsmanship at its finest. Lake Maggiore in Switzerland warns us with a Cave canem sign – beware. Even here, tiles serve as guardians protecting against potential dangers lurking nearby. Heading south again to Granada's Alhambra palace complex in Andalucia-EspaAna brings us face-to-face with azulejos – traditional Portuguese blue-painted ceramic tiles adorning every corner. These exquisite works depict scenes from daily life or historical events while adding charm to this architectural marvel. Lisbon invites us into souvenir shops displaying an array of beautifully designed tiles representing Portugal's cultural heritage. From iconic landmarks to traditional motifs, these decorative pieces offer visitors a chance to take home cherished memories captured within each tile's brushstroke or glaze.