Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Miles of Tiles

This is a detail of the tile floor that is found throughout the L&N depot's old passenger area. This one is in what was once the Ladies Waiting Area. They sure don't make floors like this anymore. I'm glad these tiles have been so well preserved.

8 comments:

babooshka said...

No floors like this left, and no ladies left either. Not in the polite sense anyway. I'm feeling very Bah humbug at the moment.

Tanya said...

That floor is gorgeous! Seems builders just don't take pride in their work anymore to create something special like this. Everything now is so cookie cutter and cold.

Leedra said...

Made to appear to be a rug. Such pride in their workmanship.

Laurie said...

Wow. This is just grand. I saw a show on HGTV a while back that featured a home in Miami that had been built in the early 20s in teh typical beautiful Florida art deco style. The new owners pulled up the truly awful 1970s linoleum to reveal that every room had mosaic tile floors. It was like the previous owners had covered up a Van Gogh with paint by numbers or something. This floor reminds me of the one in that home's kitchen.

marley said...

At first glance I thought it was a rug! Nicely preserved feature.

Virginia said...

Oh we had us a fine terminal station here in B'ham. But they decided it needed to go, so psstttt. It's gone and gone are all the wonderful details like this. Bravo Knoxville TN for having the good sense to PRESERVE!
V
PS My word verification is FLABBE. I resent that!

USelaine said...

It is wonderful to see that preserved. Imagine the thousands of footfalls that criss-crossed that floor.

Hilda said...

In the portal, I thought it was a carpet! That's fantastic! And like you, I'm glad it's been preserved. Wow.