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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 Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2014 - 5:56 PM

A beautiful wall plaque so well captured.
Ju

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8177 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 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
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13 Feb 2014 - 6:22 PM

Superbly, cheerful image Pamela. Perfectly captured & presented.

Fred

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9249 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 Plus Member 837 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 Plus Member 123386 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2014 - 7:00 PM

Excellent images!

Ken

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mikbee
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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

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Mollycat
Mollycat Plus 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.
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Lillian
Lillian Plus 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
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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 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 Critique Team 8638 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1165 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
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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 Critique Team 9874 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1677 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
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14 Feb 2014 - 4:57 PM

Beautifully painted tiles Pamela SmileSmile
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Val Prowse
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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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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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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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16 Feb 2014 - 7:48 PM

What a wonderful decorative tiled plaque

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17 Feb 2014 - 8:35 AM

Too good a scene to miss.Smile

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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  11 England
8 Mar 2014 - 9:14 AM

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

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