ceramic tiles, Nerja

I do love the liberal use of ceramic pottery for all sorts of things, from road signs to cooking utensils, signboards to decorative items, all of which tend to be on the very colourful side.

Street signs, using ceramic tiles, can be quite simple in many ways but always distinctive and one rarely, if ever, sees a damaged or broken one. Metal signs get bent, they rust and can very quickly look drab or neglected. Having said that, this particular one has suffered fairly recently either through poor forethought – not covering it when repainting the wall – or lack of afterthought – clean up after painting. Still, it doesn’t exactly look bad, just needs a clean.

ceramic street sign

The ceramic tiles also work for descriptive texts or scenes, such as those to be found on the exterior of the iglesia El Salvador on the Balcón de Europa.

ceramic tiles, Nerja

ceramic tiles, Nerja

ceramic tiles, Nerja

There s also this very nice example on the paseo Balcón de Europa.

ceramic tiles, Nerja

Street signs, apartment block names, identification of plazas, information boards or just decorative wall ornaments, they are all over the place and I will be seeking out more of these in due course. Hopefully there will be a few unusual, elaborate or even unique items along the way.

This next two are on a house wall at the start of calle Hernán de Carabeo (calle Carabeo for short).

ceramic tiles, Nerja

This one is near plaza de Andalucia.

ceramic tiles, Nerja

The next few are all towards the end of calle Carabeo.

ceramic tiles, Nerja

ceramic tiles, Nerja

ceramic tiles, Nerja