Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sparkling Queen City Queen...



 The Iconic and Lovely Carew Tower, rising in golden glory. There actually is real gold leaf on the outside of the building in places, which gleam in the summer sunshine...

...artistic decoration and details abound--it's an office building, of course, but has the feel of an ancient temple with marble floors and countless special little touches....

 ...what appears to be a painted border around the opening at the end of the entrance hall is made of  probably thousands of beauteous colorful glazed decorative ceramic tiles....

amazing to see. The city was a center for the production of several famous brands of pottery and tile. We'll visit The Rookwood, on Mt. Adams in a few days. It's now restored as a trendy restaurant, but the character of the original purpose of the building is easy to see.

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