The detail around the windows of what has become the gift shop is beautiful . Peter just pointed out, when he was reading this post over my shoulder, that the window looks like it is set in a quilted wall. Maybe that is where my love of this style comes from. Below a close up of the ceramic mosaics that cover Park Gaul. I wondered did they use tiles that were broken already or did they buy in these tiles then break them. I love little ceramic tiles in this style, and have a tiny collection of tiles in my sewing room.
Here is a list of the places I would really like to visit,
Syracuse in Sicily, Vietnam, Japan, China, US New England for the fall and California to visit Katherine, Sweden, Norway, Amsterdam, Australia, Madrid, Alaska, Canada, Prague, Budapest, Florence, Switzerland again, France for an extended stay of perhaps a year, India, Brazil, Hong Kong, Chile, Peru, Rarotonga, Moscow and off course the South Island of New Zealand. This list is just for starters. If anyone with a large family would like a house swap to New Zealand in the next few years. Just let me know.
Some of the above countries I would like to take a train journey through. I am not a train enthusiast, but would like to see the countryside in that way. Just getting off at some stops and then getting back on a couple of days later. I saw an ad for a holiday recently that went through China and Russia via train, and it sparked my imagination.