Tiles of Havana, Cuba

Havana’s historical richness and post-revolution politics and economics have combined to provide an unprecedented amount and variety of buildings in original condition, including their wall and floor ceramics.

Following are some of many examples we saw of Havana’s old tiles:

Dragon tiles originating from Spain

Dragon tiles originating from Spain

Tiles changing angle at the beginning of a staircase

Tiles changing angle at the beginning of a staircase

Havana tiles in original condition

These tiles would look better after restoration

This pattern is missing a tile

This pattern is missing a tile, unfortunately common in Havana

Original floor tiles centre upon a figure resembling a bird

Original floor tiles centre upon a figure resembling a bird or a dragon

Blue, yellow and white tile patterns

Blue, yellow and white tile patterns

Blue and white floral tiles

Blue and white floral tiles

One thought on “Tiles of Havana, Cuba

  1. Pingback: Doors of Havana, Cuba | Where is Joe.in?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.