Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Not Quite the Yellow Brick Road. . .


Clear across town from yesterday's photo, up on Capitol Hill I found this block-long mosaic tile pathway on Broadway. This shop's number can be read correctly forward or backward. Up ahead is a surprise embedded in the sidewalk. More on that tomorrow!

11 comments:

Ame said...

This is just so damn charming...looks like we're both on a mosaic tile kick, LOL! Doncha think the concept is just so basic to our nature back when we were little & playing with blocks? Of course, I tossed in a few Hotwheels cars and some hunky green army men to mix it up a little, LOL! ;-)

Kim said...

Good grief, Ame, I just posted this photo and you're on it already! I guess why I "see" this stuff or it appeals to me is my background in quiltmaking. For sure it's not on the level of tilework in ancient Roman ruins, but I just love the craftsman-like nature of someone wanted to include such embellishments. Thanks for visiting!
-Kim
PS- you and I woulda had fun as kids! -K.

santy said...

cool! can't wait for tomorrow's suprise :)

~tanty~ said...

Very interesting! Looking forward to your post tomorrow.

Kate said...

Mosaics and tiles are lovely pieces of art, and it's so much more appealing when it's used in an everyday and practical fashion. Very nice photo.

Alex said...

That's really cool. I like this mosaic border. The forward and backward reading number is a great idea! :-)
Cannot wait to see the next post

Daniele Marioli said...

Hi! Kim!!
Good shot!
Bravo!

photowannabe said...

Amazing tile work on your city streets. Vibrant colors. Very nice.

Rodney said...

Great Shot! I love this street!

Kim said...

It was nice to hear from all of you about this find. I completely stumbled upon it, although I'm sure its been famous for years. That's the fun of walking this city. . .there are surprises (at least to me) everywhere. And I agree with you, Kate. I love it when there are these creative touches in the everyday ordinary, even when it's not very grand but simple like this.
-Kim

Rauf said...

you have an eye for colurs and unusual angles.