Indeed minimalist and symmetrical patterns are what attract my eyes nowadays, but sometimes I can’t help but find wonder and beauty in ornate, intricate and complex shapes and patterns, especially if they are colorful.
I have found a fair share of these across my travels, please enjoy!
At the Sunshine Winery in The Dalles, OR you can find quite ornate decorations.
At the MPR in India, there is a whole wall decorated with tiles that were each hand painted by people who sent them from aroudn the world.
At the mercado de Jamaica in Mexico City you can find very ornate objects like these fresh fruit baskets and the flower arrangements below.
The Porque no? Taqueria in Portland, OR is very ornate.
Paris is a good place to find ornate like this vitral at the Notre Dame cathedral.
At Opera Houses around the world, you will find very ornate, historic and complex art and architecture like the ceiling at the Opera House in Vienna (photo above) and the Hall at the Hungarian Opera house (photo below).
Also in Vienna, you will find the Hundertwasserhaus with some of the most complex architecture I’ve ever seen.
I found the ornate horse in the streets of Portland, OR.
The USS Blueback submarine has some very ornate and intricate rooms like the one above.
The fish guy in Oregon travels in this very ornate bus.
Russia has a long history and very ornate culture like the folk dancing costumes above and the amazing Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Saint Petersburg below.
India has some of the most ornate, intricate and colorful patterns in the world. Just look at the horse carriage and the rangoli art below.
A cool ornate game at the CityFair in Portland, OR
Very bright and ornate patterns at the Buddhist temple.
And last but not least, Mexico City also has a long history and amazing old architecture showcased throughout the city. Above is the Altar of Forgiveness inside the Cathedral of Mexico City at the zocalo, and the outside facade is pictured below.
You will find the beautiful glass ceiling above inside the department store, the Palacio de Hierro, in the historic center of Mexico City.
Which one was your favorite?
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15 thoughts on “Ornate Around The World”
Whoa.. what an amazing collection! My favorite was the Toilet of Modern Art, but I loved everyone of them 🙂
Thank you! It was fun to put together.
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Wonderful and amazing places! 🙂
What a fantastic collection, great idea to put those together,
Thanks a lot 🙂
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Modern Toilet was my favorite haha! But all of them were equally amazing! Beautiful post! xx
Haha thanks Isabel!
I liked the toilet as well – he he. Really beautiful places – I’d love to see all of them 🙂
I didn’t think the toilet was going to be so popular! 🙂
What a fun and beautiful post! So inspiring and energy-filling. Thanks for sharing!
Oh, how I love these photos! So much beauty, detail and colour 🙂 I love the decorations around those sinks, so cool!
Oh my, what a wonderful collection!!