Our travels around Andalucia included some truly amazing sights – the Alhambra, the Mezquita in Cordoba, the mountains of the Sierra Nevada – and I have come home with hundreds of photographs to sort through (of which more later). But something I particularly wanted to share here is from the Alcazar in Seville.
It’s a fortified palace, construction of which began in 913, with additions built in the mid-Fourteenth Century (that’s just one of the spectacular rooms, and I haven’t even mentioned the beautifully ornate ceilings, doors, patios, and gardens). And, as you can see, it’s decorated with the most amazing mosaics and tiles:
The complex geometrical patterns and beautiful colour combinations immediately made me think of knitting. Some even had echoes of cabling:
And some of the simple, interlocking designs looked surprisingly modern:
It was impossible to choose a favourite and everywhere I turned I found another stunning design:
But they’ve certainly given me a lot of inspiration!