On the tiles @ Georgetown

Georgetown is such a pretty place that it’s hard to know where to look. At a street level, colourful glazed tiles with exquisite floral motifs  decorate heritage home walls and demand attention, and geometric shapes beguile those who choose to wander the UNESCO Heritage Zone’s five foot ways.

Not all of these tiles date as far back as colonial times of course, some are from the 60s and others a more recent tribute to the beauty of this decorative artform designed to both compliment and complement the past. Nevertheless the level of attention that has gone into creating something so aesthetically appealing on structures as simple as a floor or external wall is to be celebrated.

If the motto of some cities is to remember to look up, in Georgetown where the 65-storey Komtar Tower was once it’s claim to fame, it would be fortuitous to remember to look down.

Click on any of the images below to start the gallery. And apologies in advance for the varying quality of the images. variating light quality at different times of the day and shadows are a challenge, so if anyone has any tips, let me know.

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