We are heading to Skåne, the south of Sweden tonight after O has finished work. Just like previous times we will drive during the night as there is less traffic and fewer trucks on the German motorways. This is the first day of my two-week holiday and I have been taking it very easy – slept late, read some blogs and the newspaper online but now I need to get a move on with preparing our picnic and get ready for the departure.
We have a long weekend, Ascension ahead of us with my family and we are going to be very lucky with the weather – predictions between 23 and 27 degrees until Sunday! A bit different from last year’s Ascension when we sat in the [unfinished] extension in the summerhouse wrapped in blankets because we just had to sit outside despite the cold weather.
Until I have time to answer comments and blog again, I hope that you will enjoy the Spanish tiles (azulejos) I saw in Sevilla, and tell me, which is your favourite pattern?
All the photos are from the mudejar palace El Real Alcázar, the private palace La Casa de Pilatos and Plaza de España in the parque María Luisa.
What I found interesting was that all the tiles were on the walls, and not on the floors… I wouldn’t mind putting a tiled floor like this in a hallway or maybe kitchen in an old house.
I couldn’t help myself, I had to take photos of almost all of them tiles…
Especially as they all contain my favourite colour – blue!
I like these small tiles…
Let me know if you are bored already?
I think that I went a bit tile crazy in the end 😉
At Plaza de España the tiles were a different style…
And all the Spanish provinces were represented – this is the province of O’s mother who doesn’t come from Aragón but Soria in Castilla y León, next door to O’s province of Zaragoza (both the capital of the region Aragón and a province in Aragón).
Zaragoza represented and illustrated in Plaza de España
Ok, I think that I overdid it with tile photos so this is the last one…