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El Saladillo Plaque

By pamelajean
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.


Tags: Spain Architecture Bar Plaque Restaurant El Saladillo

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JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 5:56PM
A beautiful wall plaque so well captured.

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
13 Feb 2014 5:59PM
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
Superbly, cheerful image Pamela. Perfectly captured & presented.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
13 Feb 2014 6:33PM
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
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
13 Feb 2014 6:59PM
Lovely, with those bottles lined up in front of the tiles; 2D/3D contrast.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 7:00PM
Excellent images!

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
13 Feb 2014 7:15PM
Good coloured tiles Pamela,
and some interesting FG details too !!
Colourful shots.
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 7:26PM
Two lovely imagesSmile

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 7:37PM
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
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 7:52PM
Really...really beautiful
Love them both great colours and comp
in both
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
13 Feb 2014 8:41PM
lots to look at in this so very well done set-- The bright colors please as does the subject!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 9:17PM
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
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 9:17PM
My now deceased dear friend Rod Sawyer lived in Mazarron and I am sure that he enjoyed this place. Two lovely shots.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2014 12:32PM
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.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2014 4:57PM
Beautifully painted tiles Pamela SmileSmile
14 Feb 2014 5:12PM
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.

crookymonsta Plus
10 837 10 England
14 Feb 2014 5:25PM
I really like the inclusion of the bottles in V1 which is just enough to give an idea of the setting.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
16 Feb 2014 12:10PM
What a lovely piece of work, Pamela - it certainly would attract people to go in there I would imagine Smile
Trev Smile
16 Feb 2014 7:48PM
What a wonderful decorative tiled plaque
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 8:35AM
Too good a scene to miss.Smile

carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 1:15PM
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
Mike_Smith Plus
10 487 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 6:38PM
Cracking shots, what an amazing scene on the tiles
xwang 9 56 8
22 Feb 2014 5:41PM
Very beautiful! Love them...
jdinne 15 16 England
8 Mar 2014 9:14AM
V1 for me here Pamela love the composition, great intro too


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