The Jewels of Catalina

On all surfaces of significance are lovely assortments of decorative tiles, so narrative with images and some merely decorative. All were made on the island, primarily during the depression. I photographed all I could find with several ideas in mind for using them, and on our last afternoon, in the art museum, I saw a book filled with these images. Leafing through it, I think I didn't miss many!

I like the perspective of this fountain in the center of the beach-front street, about equidistant from the casino and Holly Hill House to the right on the other side of the bay. I may fill some dates in my extras albums with the tile images. No need to comment, but just for the pleasure of their assortment!
Wonderful colours & designs
posted March 16th, 2018  
I love that
Island so much. Haven’t been back in 38 years but your picture still looks familiar
posted March 16th, 2018  
Lovely.
posted March 16th, 2018  
Beautiful.
posted March 16th, 2018  
@pandorasecho I think nothing changes much!
posted March 16th, 2018  
Beautiful colourful tiles!
posted March 16th, 2018  
I'm really chuffed to see such a photo! Its real and its so colourful and arty! fav
posted March 16th, 2018  
@maggiemae If you like this, you'd go nuts over the island! The tiles are wonderful, varied, and there's such an interesting story behind (the women, mostly) who made them back in the 30s! And for more that's wonderfully arty, the casino is completely done up in the Art Deco era! I'll be posting some of those soon as well! I was over-the-moon in that building!
posted March 16th, 2018  
@maggiemae I can just make out in the photo that the wall the girls are sitting on is lines with tiles, too...they're everywhere!
posted March 16th, 2018  
I can imagine what you will do with these fabulous tiles (I’ve seen what you can do with a planter box of yellow flowers!) Fabulous capture!
posted March 16th, 2018  
I wish my computer was larger so that I could see it better. What a fun picture, Louise!
posted March 16th, 2018  
A lovely colourful image, really like the composition and pov :)
posted March 16th, 2018  
love the colours and composition
posted March 16th, 2018  
Beautiful shot!
posted March 16th, 2018  
Know the casino. Is that a fountain?? Love Catalina.
posted March 16th, 2018  
Wonderful colours
posted March 16th, 2018  
I especially appreciate the layers in this scene.
posted March 16th, 2018  
so many shapes :)
posted March 16th, 2018  
Love those tiles. This must be a fabulous place Louise.
posted March 17th, 2018  
Wonderful POV, Louise! Love it!
posted March 17th, 2018  
great capture and display of lines and patterns
posted March 17th, 2018  
@louannwarren @pamknowler @maggiemae @stownsend @aglennc @golftragic @gardenfolk I thought you all in particular might like seeing some more tile decorations that I added to my other albums on this date. No need to comment, but I think they're so gorgeous, I wanted to share!
posted March 17th, 2018  
@Weezilou Thanks Louise, I'll be sure to check them out.
posted March 17th, 2018  
Love the tiles . Great candid and view too.
posted March 18th, 2018  
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