One of the most satisfying ways to explore a new place is by noticing and appreciating the patterns in the built environment around you.
I don’t discriminate in my affection for patterns — I enjoy patterns from all decades and eras. Bold or subtle, symmetrical or not, I seek out patterns for how they make me feel and what they teach me about a place.
One thing that always attracts me whoever I go is ceramics. And Valencia is just full of gorgeous examples. The history of ceramics in Spain is a long and fascinating one and includes Moorish and Chinese influences. I particularly loved the tiled ceiling of the North Railway Station, which was decorated in an Art Nouveau style.
This is just a small taste of the luscious patterns of Valencia.
12 thoughts on “The patterns of Valencia…”
It was the azulejos that caught my eyes and made me read; but I came away with taking note of the spiral staircase of Santa Catalina – very nice.
I’m so glad I waited to read this and enjoy in when I really had the time. I am familiar with your love of patterns so I wanted to soak all this in, especially the vivid colors. That’s what really caught my eye. You have a great eye for finding great patterns and it seems Valencia was perfect for you. Great post of this mqgical place. I’m so glad you got to go. Xo
Sherry, Valencia is a place I’ll never visit in this lifetime, and I’ve been enjoying so much seeing it through your eyes and photos. Your sense of composition is wonderful. That spiral staircase is stunning. The exterior of the science museum takes my breath away every time I look at it. I keep imagining it as the cover for a science fiction novel. I also love the interior shot from the science museum, and the way the reflection turns your two favorite colors into a grid of four. It could hang on the wall in a museum of contemporary art, holding its own with the paintings there.
Gorgeous! Sure can see the Moorish influence in a lot of these. Love the image of that spiral staircase!
A feast for the eyes, Sherry! I love seeing all the color and patterns!
Beautifully seen! thanks for sharing such a wonderful place!
You have really made me want to visit Valencia a city which was hardly on my radar before I saw your photos
These are really wonderful images of patterns, Sherry.
I especially love the spiral staircase.
Thank you for sharing, my friend.
These photos and those colors are brightening my snowing winter views. Love them all but today I feel drawn to the last two in the group. Maybe I am feeling more “modern” today 🙂
Loving these designs! Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful images Sherry what a colorful place 🙂