Sunday, July 22, 2012

Tiles and Geraniums

Who are the lucky people living in the apartment with the tiles? Who set out the geraniums? I lingered to study this mix of red, yellow and blue. In a neighborhood of somber stone, a gently curved  window frame or a row of  bright tiles adds character and individuality. The undulating art nouveau style of those tiles quickly fell out of fashion after the Great War. They have survived long enough to be treasured once more. It's a deserving fate for an elegantly designed bit of ornamentation.