Colourful tourist trail

Continuing on our breakneck, incredibly uninformative tour of Taormina now with yet more pictures of stuff that I have photographed!! (It’s no Lonely Planet blog – let’s be honest!)

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Aside from the multitude of colourful Maiolica pottery there are plenty of other artistic delights to pore over.

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From art shops and abstract images to tiny tiles spelling out everyone’s love of the town, there’s little dots of colour to be found everywhere.

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Here’s a few more of the colourful tiles and ceramics that adorn every street, wall, step and doorway.

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I am enchanted by the oversized, human head plant pots. Some are traditional Moorish style heads while others are a more contemporary take on the original style.

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Another common feature across Sicily are the intricate, hand painted tiles that adorn walls.

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Used as decoration and for advertising purposes, these detailed scenes are little masterpieces in their own right.

P1060818The Bam Bar is one particularly fine example of how these tiles are used to great effect to advertise local delicacies.

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Featuring Sicilian traditions such as the delicious crushed fruity iced treat Granite as well as Limoncello and Arancia – meat or cheese filled rice balls.

P1060819If all this tiling gets a bit too much then why not take some time to enjoy other expressions of individual artiness?

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Whether it’s an electricity meter or a corrugated garage door, nothing escapes embellishment and decoration.

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Even relatively grey, dull buildings get a dose of charm with eclectic collections of ceramics and plants.

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Here’s a close up of the delightful detailing on this backstreet door that had me very over excited!

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Clearly someone out there enjoys covering everything in pattern, (almost as much as I enjoy photographing it!)

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