A Window on Andalucia

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

We saw so much beautiful architecture on our recent trip to Spain. Andalucia has a strong Moorish influence, dating back to the 8th century, and this is evident even in more modern parts of the region. Mosaics, arches and ornate plasterwork can be seen all over the place.

I particularly enjoyed the array of windows that we came across. So many lovely shapes and colours with intricate ironwork and tiling.

Just love this one ~ inspiration for our garden



I noticed that even the underside of some balconies was tiled, a lovely surprise when looking up from the street


Traditional external window blinds, made from grass cord ~ this was the hotel room in Seville

Notice the decoration on the balcony left from the famous Seville Semana Santa (Easter) street parade

Beautiful flowing shapes
Arabic influence

I loved this street art and its shadow on the opposite side of the street ~ see below



There's tons of inspiration everywhere you look in Andalucia ~ for your own house, your garden, or just for the pure joy of taking a moment to look at beautiful things.

Is there a place you've been where the architecture has really grabbed you? I'd love to know!

Claire

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