15 x 15 Tile

This building is directly across from one of the Hariri residences. With my back turned to the famous estate across the way, I focused my gaze on this house, and pulled out my camera to take a picture. Still, the security folks were not at all happy about my camera, not happy about its proximity to their domain. No photographs! one of them called out. I called back, pointing at this building with its amazing, unexpected, crazy tile designs. Please, I said. This is what I want a picture of. I promised I wouldn't take any pictures of the other side of the street.

He let me carry on and I kept my promise.

From a distance all those tiny little squares blend into lines and blocks of color.

I decided to post this enlarged section to better show the tiny tiles that also compose the blue facing on the intersecting face. I would have liked to get a clearer picture, but it's been cloudy and rainy and sometimes this is as good as it gets.


  1. Hey, where'd the Hotel Pacifica go ??? Hope to see it again, I loved the "Hotel" sign that had gotten a bit beat up over the years...

    Glad to hear your brush with security folks turned out ok... I had my camera examined one day by plainclothed police one day when I got too close to the Druze headquarters, and all I wanted was a photo a colorful old house nearby. I didn't get to take a picture... apparently the Druze building was right behind the house I wanted to shoot...

    Well, your latest tile mosaics here are curious, but I'm not sure I'd want to do my bathroom walls like that...

  2. It's back! Blogger was having issues.

  3. I love the color and the straight lines; contrasting the muted-color, elegant lines you normally capture (which I also love).