Monday, October 22, 2012

Mosaic Monday / Italy

Earlier this month we went to Rome and Florence. I have some pics to share next week of ancient mosaics that we discovered but today I want to share the many modern mosaics that I saw on my trip, starting with a floor in my own neck of the woods that I have been hearing about. The DFW airport has lovely mosaics in some of their terminals, however to see them you have to be checked in, past security and on your way somewhere. What a great way to start my trip ....

DFW Airport Mosaic Floor detail
"Celebration" - Beatrice Lebreton

DFW Airport Mosaic ( my hubby looking fresh)

Now on to the Subways of Rome ....

Mosaic Rome Subway
Vroom vroom baby

Rome subway Mosaic
Look at the stunning random yellow dots to the right on this detail

It was dark in the tunnels so image quality is not as high as I would have liked. Dan has a couple more on  his camera cards I will try to get and share with yall later this month. If I ever get back to Rome, I plan to spend a day riding the subway, just popping on and off to see what all I missed. To see a few more that I missed, check out the blog:


Flea said...

WOW. Just. Wow. Those are AMAZING.

Nancie Mills Pipgras said...

Great posts with tons of eye candy. I never went underground when I was in Rome last year. Looks like that was a big mistake! I'll be sharing this with MAN followers. Thank you for taking the time to share! Nancie

Sheila Finkelstein said...

Just seeing these, Rebecca. AWEsome!!! Glad you got to experience it and share with us.

Howard Davis said...

You were very lucky to be able to photograph these wonderful mosaics, when we tried to take pictures some years ago we were pounced upon by the police who said it was NOT allowed for photgraphs to be taken in the metro. We have managed to get hold of a book 'Arte Metro Roma' published by Scis, the mosaic manufacturers. It was supplied free of charge, but I dont know if it's still available

Howard Davis

Rebecca Collins said...

Thanks Howard, I will look for that book.