Mosaic Travel Destinations
La Maison Picassiette - Raymond Isidore - "mosaics of broken glass and crockery adorn the building, its courtyards and interior, covering even the sewing machine and coffee grinder..." Chartres, France
Nek Chand - The Rock Garden - "over twenty five acres of several thousand sculptures set in large mosaic courtyards linked by walled paths and deep gorges, Nek Chand's creation also combines huge buildings with a series of interlinking waterfalls. The Rock Garden is now acknowledged as one of the modern wonders of the world..." Chandigarh, India
Niki de Saint Phalle - Mosaic Tarot Garden - "deeply affected by the work of Antonio Gaudí. Niki de Saint Phalle was particularly struck by Gaudí's Parc Guell which convinced her to one day create her own garden work that would combine both art and nature..." Pescia Fiorentina, Capalbio, Provincia di Grossetto, Italy.
Parc GŁell - "an urban park to the north of the Barcelona district of Gràcia designed by the great Antoni Gaudí, who planned and directed the construction of the park from 1900 to 1914 for Eusebi Güell as a luxury villa, where 60 houses for the richest families of the Barcelona bourgeoisie would be built... " Barcelona, Spain.
Ravenna - "the city of mosaics, is an ancient city that 1600 years ago became the capital three times; of the western Roman empire, of Theodoric King of the Goths and of the Byzantine empire in Europe. The magnificence of this period has left Ravenna with a great heritage of historical buildings. There are no less than eight buildings declared World Heritage by UNESCO..." Ravenna, Italy
San Marco Basilica - " When thinking about Saint Mark's Basilica, the first images that come to the minds of many people are those of the mosaics and their golden backgrounds. More than 8000 square metres of mosaic cover the walls, vaults and cupolas of the Basilica..." Venice, Italy.
Watts Tower - "Located in south Los Angeles, in a community known as Watts, stands a monument to one man's spirit, ingenuity, and determination. Built single-handedly by Simon Rodia over a period of 33 years, the Watts Towers consists of nine major sculptural forms made of steel and covered with mortar embedded with pieces of ceramic tile, pottery shards, sea shells, and broken glass..." Los Angeles, California.