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I seem to be on a theme of Spanish tilesSmile.
This enormous pictorial tiled plaque is on the wall behind the bar in a restaurant in El Saladillo, Mazarron, Spain.
It depicts the forecourt of the restaurant as it used to be and must have been specially commissioned for the place. You can see the building itself within the painted tiles. And its on that balcony that I have often enjoyed tapas and coffee whilst watching the flamenco dancing that now takes place on the forecourt there.
Maybe I'll show you some of the dancing later.
The restaurant lights were a bit of a nightmare on the tiles.
V2 is a wider view, and you can see how big the plaque is.

El Saladillo is a pedania covering 70 square kilometres. The original population centre of the village contains just a handful of people. The origins of the small village are sketchy, which is understandable, since Mazarron’s history revolved around the alum, lead and silver mines, and it is inevitable that there should be little documentation regarding geographical areas which were dedicated only to the farming which the arid climate and landscape made possible. El Saladillo was a fair distance from the mines, and the farms here concentrated on growing and processing cereal crops..
El Saladillo was a stopping-off point for travellers between Mazarron and Murcia.
Nowadays it is home to just a few inhabitants, who either work in the hostelries or are retired.


Pamela.

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Zoom
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:10mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/3.4
Shutter Speed:1/17sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:El Saladillo Plaque
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:13 Feb 2014 - 5:50 PM
Tags:Architecture, Bar, El Saladillo, Plaque, Restaurant, Spain
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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2014 - 5:56 PM

A beautiful wall plaque so well captured.
Ju

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2014 - 5:59 PM

What a wonderful and highly decorative tiled plaque, Pamela, very beautiful. I could spend hours looking at this, whilst enjoying tapas and sangria Smile Carol

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Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 - 6:22 PM

Superbly, cheerful image Pamela. Perfectly captured & presented.

Fred

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2014 - 6:33 PM

A very colourful looking plaque Pamela, you've captured all the details so well. I'm sure some of the epzers' will be more concerned with what is being served at the bar though!WinkGrin

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2014 - 6:59 PM

Lovely, with those bottles lined up in front of the tiles; 2D/3D contrast.
Rende

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franken
franken e2 Member 113104 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2014 - 7:00 PM

Excellent images!

Ken

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2014 - 7:15 PM

Good coloured tiles Pamela,
and some interesting FG details too !!
Colourful shots.
Mick.

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 - 7:26 PM

Two lovely imagesSmile

Eileen

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2014 - 7:37 PM

Wonderful. As an ex publican I can appreciate the beauty of those tiles compared to the drab backdrops of our old bars. Lovely to see.
Peter GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2014 - 7:52 PM

Really...really beautiful
Love them both great colours and comp
in both
Lillian

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2014 - 8:41 PM

lots to look at in this so very well done set-- The bright colors please as does the subject!

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7411 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2014 - 9:17 PM

V1 - two different planes, two different worlds. I'm fascinated by how anonymously international the line-up of bottles is, with just a couple of local representatives. Dewer's, Cutty Sark, Beefeater, Martini - corporate identities taking over local custom. The tiles will last longer, I hope.
I'd be tempted to do a bit of cloning to get rid of those two highlit areas... Wink
Moira

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2014 - 9:17 PM

My now deceased dear friend Rod Sawyer lived in Mazarron and I am sure that he enjoyed this place. Two lovely shots.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8759 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1591 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2014 - 12:32 PM

The highlights bothered me, too, Moira, and you know what a serial cloner I tend to be, but I felt they added a bit of authenticity to what might otherwise have just been a flat-looking mural. Thankyou for your valued opinion.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2014 - 4:57 PM

Beautifully painted tiles Pamela SmileSmile
Helen

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Val Prowse
Val Prowse e2 Member 11Val Prowse vcard England
14 Feb 2014 - 5:12 PM

A fascinating plaque, I could look at it for hours! Very pleasant colours and I like the row of bottles in the foreground which gives the image some depth.

Val

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crookymonsta
crookymonsta e2 Member 6691 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2014 - 5:25 PM

I really like the inclusion of the bottles in V1 which is just enough to give an idea of the setting.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2014 - 12:10 PM

What a lovely piece of work, Pamela - it certainly would attract people to go in there I would imagine Smile
Trev Smile

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
16 Feb 2014 - 7:48 PM

What a wonderful decorative tiled plaque

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capto
capto e2 Member 21080 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 8:35 AM

Too good a scene to miss.Smile

ivor

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carper123
carper123  280 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 1:15 PM

A smashing image, Pamela, lots of interesting detail, luv the addition of the drinks, adds that little extra.
Nice work as always.
Darryl. x SmileSmileSmile

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17 Feb 2014 - 6:38 PM

Cracking shots, what an amazing scene on the tiles

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22 Feb 2014 - 5:41 PM

Very beautiful! Love them...

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
8 Mar 2014 - 9:14 AM

V1 for me here Pamela love the composition, great intro too

John

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