Mosaics on the wall at the Parc du Chateau in the city of Nice, along the Riviera in the Cote d'Azur in France help tell the story of the park and Chateau and are still visible to tourists to give an idea of what the grand chateau used to look like.
A mosaic is an art form where pictures are assembled with small pieces of glass, stone, or any other material to create a larger picture. Sometimes they are pictures within pictures, when there are also pictures on the small tile, but in this case, at the Parc du Chateau, the mosaic art form has been used to create both the border, with large stone pieces, and the picture of the ship inside with much smaller pieces. Building a picture using the mosaic art form is very time consuming and was often a mark of wealth and respect, as only very rich people could afford to pay someone to create art for them that slowly.
There is not much left of the Chateau today, but it does have an importance in the history of Nice. As far back as the time of the Ancient Greeks, residents in this part of France used to take shelter in a structure in this spot at the top of the hill against invaders. In the 13th century, thousands of people lived in this area. Louis XIV however, tore the structure down and in the 19th century a garden was built here for everyone to enjoy.
Mosaic tiled wall at the Parc du Chateau, Nice, Riviera, Provence, Cote d'Azur, France, Europe.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/5.6, exposure time of 1/320 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 24mm.
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