Capitola: Artistic Tiles

I was very surprised to discover the tiles that line the one side of the sea wall on our last stop over at Capitola for sunset viewing. How on earth did I miss these on previous visits? Apparently these tiles were here since 2008. I googled these tiles the moment I got home that night and did not find any substantial write up on them, and recently I searched on the interweb again for any information on them as a backgrounder for this post and luckily I found an old article here that talked about these beautifully artistic and quite personal tile art.

Go ahead read the article here and I'll show you a few of the tiles I captured. Needless to say that being a cat person I sought for any appearance of cat in the lot.

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I admire it when they add some sort of art installation in a public place, especially if they offer the public the chance to participate.

This is MY WORLD this week.

Comments

  1. . love the one with the two dogs in the vehicle window - the usual suspects! haha!

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  2. That is really cool! I bet the artists must be proud to have their tiles displayed. Such a nice idea to have the community involved in public art. It's so Capitola.

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  3. These attractive walls are a great addition to an otherwise featureless wall. I liked the close ups of them.

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  4. The tiles are great. I also love art in public spaces.

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  5. Intriguing tiles ~ I love them and great photos you shot of them for OWT ~ thanks, ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  6. Those are great tiles. Have a great day!

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  7. Wonderful idea. Those are well done, eye-catching tiles. If only they were installed in a higher wall, where it was installed now will definitely go unnoticed unless one sits on the benches.

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  8. How absolutely fabulous, Maria. So glad you finally discovered them. :D

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  9. At least there they are made on tiles that last. Here they used paints, which look quite dirty through time most specially if the vandals put big bad letters and words on them!

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  10. Oh, really attractive walls or tiles with paintings♡♡♡ Yes, wonderful you found them now, my friend♪♪♪

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  11. Hi! Nice tile photos. They just fit for this city. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. That's a pretty nice project. I agree it's easy to overlook something like that, but once you see it, it'll be a pleasure!

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  13. Beautiful and artistic tiles.

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  14. I love the sixth photo that shows the tiles together. A fun and happy project. :)

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  15. Great post for the day and I do love your photos!! And it's one of my favorite places! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  16. Hi Maria, I love the self expression in each tile. Really beautiful. Great capture.

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