June 8, 2010

Welcome mat

This unique tile mosaic mat greets diners who enter Café 1771 in El Pueblo Real de Manila in Ortigas Center. The smaller text at the bottom of the illustration says "l'esprit du chateau" and it accurately describes the restaurant's new interiors, which I will show you in the next two days.

tile mosaic detail on the floor of Café 1771

16 comments:

SFBakstad said...

Beautiful! I love tile mosaics! You are always great at photographing interesting objects!

Vernz said...

so intricate... very beautiful.... good morning Hilds... dropping by.

bfarr said...

Nice mosaic.

Olivier said...

belle mosaïque cela fait très année 1920

Dina said...

I think of the archaeologists who might dig it up in a thousand years.

gogouci said...

Warm and inviting as a welcome mat should be.

Cezar and Léia said...

Charming place with this beautiful mosaic!
Hugs
Léia

Leif Hagen said...

That's the fanciest "Welcome mat" I've ever seen!

Kitty said...

Have a lovely time in Toronto!
You're incredible to continue blogging despite the family goings on. I hope you have a lovely time.

the donG said...

intricately made. i saw a similar art in mindanao but it's so huge actually a church mural. we'll wait for the coming post.

Lois said...

Very pretty Hilda!

Halcyon said...

A very cool welcome mat!

Kaori said...

What a great welcome! I like how the different chairs seem to be meant for a man and woman, one sturdy and one delicate. Not that I've ever been delicate ;D haha. Looking forward to the next post!

Photo Cache said...

love tile mosaics like this. we almost got one for our house. well, i still want to get one for the entryway.

Jacob said...

Very elegant way to welcome customers. You have many beautiful restaurants in Manila!

mirage2g said...

Lovely! makes me want to go and see for myself!