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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Wednesday, 12 August 2015

The House of Tiles, Mexico City






Built in the 18th century the exterior of the House of Tiles in Mexico City is covered with blue and white hand made ceramic tiles.



Inside the building is a Sanborns restaurant.

















23 comments:

  1. Did you purchase any tiles while you were in Mexico? Dan was there in the 70s and brought home a trivet with 4 tiles. The wood part has since decayed and I'm left with the 4 tiles. I should do something with them.

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  2. Looks a lot like the Columbia restaurant here in Tampa (Ybor City)

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  3. The building is beautiful and looks like it was a home at one time with a huge central courtyard.

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  4. I just love the Mexican tile work!

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  5. It's a beautiful building. And I was rather partial to casual dining at Sanborns actually!

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  6. I have never been to Mexico so I have to content myself with the "Delft" tiles which I can see quite often !

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  7. Those tiles are so beautiful to see. In Portugal I have seen many of these ones too.

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  8. Beautiful tiles. Your pictures took me there in spirit, for sure. :-)

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  9. Beautiful! Are you traveling? Or is this archival?

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  10. I love the blue and white tiles and I'm fascinated by the "wings" on the servers' shoulders.

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  11. I have always liked Mexican tiles. They are all over the place in California. I wish we saw more of them here in England.

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  12. FAntastic tiles, building and I love the clothes the waitresses are wearing. Have a great weekend.

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  13. The architecture of the building is amazing... Lovely photos...

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  14. Very nice pictures of this building!

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  15. love the balcony galleria, and also the birds eye view in the restaurant - definitely the house of tiles. Hope you had a great trip and enjoyed yourself there!

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  16. What an exciting trip! Beautiful tiles and a magnificent building.

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  17. I remember that Mexico was a very vibrant and colourful country. Your pictures capture that so well. I love the picture that looks down on the restaurant.

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  18. I remember that Mexico was a very vibrant and colourful country. Your pictures capture that so well. I love the picture that looks down on the restaurant.

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  19. beautiful design with the tiles :)

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  20. I love the beautiful mosaics and pretty tiles. It is a lovely restaurant! Thanks for sharing, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  21. Nice reflections beautifully framed.

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