Although it didn't seem overly crowded, there were people everywhere. I never could get a photo without others in it whether it was scenic or detail. Ah, well.
We all know that tile floors make good quilt designs. Many artists have already made quilts based on various floors throughout Europe and there are even books of them. But this villa had so many elaborate tiles. This one reminds me of the center medallion on my Sampler quilt.
|Medallion tile floor at Getty Villa|
|Medallion tile in the outer courtyard at the Getty Villa.|
The tile in this room is the same block design. Only the centers of alternate blocks are changed.
|Tile floors enhance the statuary at the Getty Villa.|
|Detail of tile floor at Getty Villa.|
This lovely curved design was in an entry.
This one appears to have pieced sashing.
Where would we be without tumbling blocks?
|Tumbling Blocks tile floor at Getty Villa|
|Greek Key tile variation at Getty Villa|
Here's my favorite. It bordered a shallow, interior pool. Don't you love the towers and battlements? Almost medieval feel although it's a Roman replica.
|Tine tiles create a city wall with battlements around a shallow, interior pool at the Getty Villa.|
Not all the tiles were flooring. Some created beautiful fountains including this colorful wall fountain.
|Getty Villa wall fountain flows into a pool|
Enjoy the day,