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Novelda Town Hall

By pamelajean
Can you guess what it is from the first version?
It satisfies my love and admiration for Spanish benches and painted tiles. Here we have both, which is the frontage of the beautifully restored Novelda Town Hall in Spain. Each diamond-shaped panel is signed by the artist and, as far as I can tell, they depict the marble, saffron and wine industries of the town.
Novelda is famous as the "Spanish Capital of Marble", hosting the Spanish marble industry, and is also well known for its vineyards and large saffron fields, but it is also the site of an impressive modernist sanctuary and mind-boggling Art Nouveau museum, both of which I will show you later.
5 versions for you, showing the different panels and ending with a slightly larger view, with my partner on the bench for context, and so that you can see the size of the panels.
All taken with my little Canon compact.

Tags: Spain Architecture Panels Tiles Town hall Novelda

Voters: CliveA, Chinga, mikbee and 59 more

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Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2011 1:04PM
Very interesting set of images. V5 is my favorite! IB

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CliveA 14 5 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2011 1:06PM
What a good subject to build up on Pamela. Can just hear you getting the weary occupants to move while you take the shots Wink
Look forward to seeing the others.
C l i v e
CliveA 14 5 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2011 1:07PM
Oh, and here they are !
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
6 Sep 2011 1:09PM
A very artistic bit of tiling Pamela.
Good inclusion of your partner to see the scale too.
And how considerate of him to carry all your gear,
why you carry your little compact !!
Good set.
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 18 Canada
6 Sep 2011 1:51PM
Lovely tile work, would have never guessed they were so big until I reached V5. Lovely shots and do like V5 which really impressed me by their size and beauty.........Sandy
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.2k 2248 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2011 1:54PM
V1 & V5 - the perfect combination!
franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2011 2:18PM
Interesting set - ver 5 gives them scale.

RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
6 Sep 2011 2:35PM
What a splendid set of mosaics, beautifully captured in these shots: difficult to choose a favourite although the figure sitting alongside one in V 5 must be a close contender.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
6 Sep 2011 2:40PM
What wonderful mosaic designs, Pamela, and so very well captured, I think V.2 is my favourite. Carol
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
6 Sep 2011 4:00PM
What beautiful tiling Smile And very beautifully captured and presented, Pamela Wink
Trev Smile
saltireblue Plus
10 10.9k 63 Norway
6 Sep 2011 4:37PM
I absolutely love the Art Nouveau style, Pamela. These are gorgeous, sharp clean regimented lines... and the scale really took me aback when I opened v5!

fentiger 19 920 24 England
6 Sep 2011 4:50PM
Great set Pamela but the one that really gets my vote is No. 5 the human interest gives it an added dimension.

SlowSong Plus
12 9.1k 30 England
6 Sep 2011 5:13PM
What very pretty windows. I especially like V3. And so interesting the way the tiles wash over the sill. I like V5 in that it shows the context and the size of the windows. I expected them to be about 1ft square!
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2011 7:41PM
such beautiful tiles, and I love how they follow the contour of the wall on to the bench, colourful and artistic, and so nice and fresh and clean looking.
woolybill1 Plus
13 34 76 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2011 7:52PM
The tiles are wonderfully artistic and colourful without going OTT. Your selection at V1 is perfect, ably supported by the composition in V5!
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2149 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2011 8:05PM
Hmmm, you now have me thinking hard about comfort zones and candid photography. I am too nervous to do much candid photography, but I can see why a lot of you like V5, and have had strong words with myself about trying shots like this. I only added V5 to show you the size of the artwork, and didn't even bother to add canvas to the top and complete the panel. Must do better!
MICK: We had all our cameras stolen, hence the compact, and it's our lunch in the rucksackSmile!
CHRIS: They are tiled panels, not windows, but I can understand why you thought that.
bricurtis Plus
15 2.3k 50 England
6 Sep 2011 9:07PM
A well photographed selection Pamela. Those panels are beautiful 'marble masterpieces'. V1 is intriguing but V5 is my choice despite the top being clipped.Smile
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
6 Sep 2011 10:08PM
These are wonderful-- brings to mind some things I have learned about the stained glass windows-- bits and pieces cobbled together (and signed) to make up a whole!
helenlinda Plus
13 366 22 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2011 9:24AM
These are wonderful Pamela - love the clarity of the colours and the painted scenes and also how you have composed each one. V1 is very eye-catching and I was desperate to see the rest of the versions SmileSmileSmileSmile
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
7 Sep 2011 7:03PM
A brilliant set of images Pamela, the colours and intricate detail are fantastic. V5 is my favourite, the elderly gentleman really adds to the scene
jaktis 16 84 Sweden
7 Sep 2011 7:19PM
Great composition in V1 using the patterns as an almost abstract, beautiful work in all panels

EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
7 Sep 2011 7:21PM
Such an interesting and attractive set. The tiles are indeed beautiful.

So glad I wasn't the only one able to see the "moo" in your previous upload!!

xwang 11 56 8
7 Sep 2011 10:55PM
Beautiful colour,nice pictures, I think that they are all excellentWink
acousticmist 10 10 1 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 2:37PM
Excellent detail captured here............Martin
evelen 15 5 England
8 Sep 2011 6:39PM
excellent set of shots.eve.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 8:40PM
Wonderful Pamela, I would really like to see V5 on it's own, a real winner that one
all as usual beautifully captured
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
9 Sep 2011 2:27PM
A lovely set Pamela, the Spanish certainly do this beautifully,
NeilWigan Plus
10 17 16 England
9 Sep 2011 11:04PM
Good colourfull set ,V5 is a cracking shot on its own.
Rende 13 38 4 Netherlands
11 Sep 2011 10:58AM
Lovely series Pamela, with V1 my favourite.
Suehh 13 39 6 England
12 Sep 2011 10:59AM
A lovely interesting set Pameal - beautifully photographed - as alwaysGrin
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
13 Sep 2011 7:13PM
Wonderful series Pamela. Beautifully captured.
PaulLiley 11 2 13 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2011 10:21PM
Great set Pam. It shows off some amazing colours and craftmanship in these tiles. Paul
Tibetan 8 3 England
26 Jul 2012 4:22PM
I really like that they are very interesting colours and the Spanish have always been good at that and pottery, I used to have a big collection of Persian tiles and pots also it is very easy to get so involved lol. keep up the good work regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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