I have found the crown jewel of many kitchens is the application of tile and mosaics. Stone, ceramic, metal or glass tile … I love them all! This fascination started about eight years ago and grew into a hobby which, although still a novice, has made me truly appreciate mosaic artists and their creations.
Even more intriguing to me are the old cathedrals and mosques with their elaborate mosaics. On a recent trip to Italy, I was able to see beautiful medieval mosaic art as I darted in and out of Rome, Siena, and Florence. Although I did not visit the renowned city of Ravenna (maybe next time), I was able to view the most beautiful mosaics I have ever seen.
Here are a few photographs of my favorites: