3rd December 2018 – part 2 of 3

This is a primarily a picture post that may make you wonder why our ceilings are so plain – is it expedience and cost or are there other reasons.

No two ceilings in the hundreds of rooms in the Real Alcazar seemed the same.  The elaborate wooden ceilings seem deep with structures. Some are painted one colour and others have the patterns picked out in elaborate detail.  These are either three dimensional carved or structured creations. A selection of the many I photographed are presented below.  IMG_5604.JPG

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IMG_5809.JPGI hope all that ‘looking up’ hasn’t hurt your eyes!   The oldest ceiling in the Royal Palace complex is the following:IMG_5816.JPGYou can now lower your eyes from the ceiling.  Wooden doors and window shutters were also subjected to creative carvings.IMG_5743.JPG

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2 thoughts on “3rd December 2018 – part 2 of 3

  1. Amazing photos of extraordinary craft. I look at my white bathroom tiles and my off-white ceilings, admittedly raked for interest and not just flat, and I like the simplicity. I look at the ceilings, doors and tiles of your Spain Helen, competing? or enriching? or indications of fashion? and I am simutaneously stimulated and disturbed: so much beauty going on all at once. Can my abode be even more dull…?

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    • I think I like simplicity also, so that when I see rich decorations, I can love them because of their difference. There is so much busyness in my head that I need a simple featureless space sometimes just so my eyes and brain don’t have to process anything else. Definitely will be planning a makeover of my house, but not sure when I will do it or any of the details. Time to move on.

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