Fonthill: Alcove – Arabic Tiles

141124_Alcove_Arabic Tiles by Karl Graf. Canon 5D MarkIII, EF17-40mm f/4L @ 17mm, f/11, ISO 400 HDR

As a visitor climbs the stairs from the Saloon to the second floor they first enter a small alcove area overlooking the Saloon.  Tucked up above the Alcove doors are two Arabic Tile Murals.  The second mural is shown below.  It is said that one of the mural segments is installed upside down … can you pick which one.  To achieve an acceptable exposure of the tile murals hidden in dark shadows and not blow out the light coming in from the Alcove doors I combined 5 different exposures into a HDR image.

141124_Alcove_Arabic Tiles2 by Karl Graf.

2 thoughts on “Fonthill: Alcove – Arabic Tiles

  1. Toni

    We visited Fonthill last weekend and these Arabic tiles fascinate me! I’m trying to find a translation 🙂 I have a friend who is Arabic so I’m hoping she can help. Thanks for the beautiful photos!

    1. kgrafphoto Post author

      You are very welcome. Remember that the tiles are installed upside down when working on the translation. If you do get a translation, could you drop another comment. Thanks, Karl


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