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This category is about mosaics you can find anywhere in the world both ancient and modern. Please note: We do need a close-up photo of the mosaic to make sure it is a mosaic. Please click on "show additional information" below to see requirements for posting in this category.
Expanded Description:

According to the Wikipedia entry, Mosaic is the art of creating images with small pieces of colored glass, ceramic, marble, pebbles, mirrors, shells and china. It may be a technique of decorative art, an aspect of interior decoration or of cultural and spiritual significance such as in a cathedral.
The term for each piece of material is Tessera (plural: tesserae). The term for the spaces in between which are filled with grout is the Interstices. Andamento is the word used to describe the movement and flow of Tesserae. The 'opus', Latin for ‘work’, is the way in which the pieces are cut and placed.
The Wikipedia page about mosaic is very detailed and will give you more details about history and technical information. [Visit link].

Instructions for Posting a Mosaics Waymark:

In this category, we're interested by every type of mosaic (ancient and modern), as long as it has been produced as a work of art. The mosaics may be outdoors or indoors, but must be generally available to the public.

The characteristics of a mosaic are:
- an artistic purpose;
- usually, VERY SMALL pieces;
- pieces with different colors and shapes, sometimes with different materials used at the same time; each piece has its own color;
- the juxtaposition of these pieces form something recognizable (characters, animals, landscapes, forms...) or simply decorate a construction, a statue, a fountain...

TITLE REQUIREMENT
Title of Piece (or unknown if not known) - City, State/Province/Country (whichever is appropriate). Example: The Good Life - Toronto, Ontario
Quotation marks are not needed around the title of the mosaic.

PICTURES
Required: One clear overall photo and at least one good quality picture showing details (tile and flow [grout]) that you have personally taken!
This detail picture must enable officers to determine if it's really a mosaic (see characteristics above). Officers need to see shapes of pieces; a close up picture is the best solution.
If it's not possible to determine that your submission is really a mosaic (for example: too large view), it could be declined by category officers, at their own discretion.
In this category, great photography is very important; please don't limit yourself to two pictures when creating a waymark. An overall photograph as well as the close-up of the tile and flow are the minimum - but additional photos of details are always appreciated.

LONG DESCRIPTION
Use the long description to provide some explanation about the mosaic (date, style, theme, materials used, artist name...). Please cite your sources. The bulk of the text in the long description must be left black. If the post is not in English, it would be very nice to have an English translation - though this is not required.

LOCATION
If a mosaic is located inside a building, in the Specific Visit Requirements box, give coordinates from the nearest entrance and explain how to reach the mosaic. Please include the general hours the mosaic is available for viewing and fee (if any) to visit. A URL with this information is always appreciated.
A mosaic in an airport that is within the secure area (or any other secured location) would not fit this category as only people with tickets would be able to view the mosaic. The mosaic should be of a permanent nature; not a temporary exhibit that ends at a set time period.

Category requirements updated 10/04/2008

Space Invaders, which has its own category, are not best suited for the Mosaic category. 10/13/2017

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To visit a waymark listed in this category, please add to your log a picture taken by you. To complete this basic visit requirement, each owner is free to propose particular visit requirements (see optional variable) if you can't provide a picture.
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MosaicsMosaic Column of Fish - Fayetteville AR

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Located at the corner of Block Avenue and Mountain Street in historic downtown Fayetteville, this four-sided mosaic occupies one of the support posts of the ArtVentures building.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

location: Arkansas

date approved: 3/15/2020

last visited: never

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Fiberglass heart on the corner of S. Rogers and W. Jefferson Streets.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 3/11/2020

last visited: never

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MosaicsDolphin mosaic, Mandraki, Nisyros, Greece

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Mosaic of a dolphin in front of a house in Mandraki, Nisyros

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Becktracker

location: Greece

date approved: 3/6/2020

last visited: 5/23/2018

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MosaicsReverend John Henry “Jack” Yates - Houston, TX

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One of several large mosaic works honoring community leaders. These are very new, as they are still fenced off.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 2/28/2020

last visited: never

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MosaicsSensory Garden Mosaics - Congleton, Cheshire, UK.

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The mosaics are located in the Moody Street Sensory Garden in Congleton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/26/2020

last visited: never

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MosaicsPlayscape Entrance - Georgetown, TX

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Located next to the Georgetown Recreation Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2020

last visited: never

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Of the three, I like the expression on the cardinal the best. All three birds are amazing and need to be appreciated in person.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2020

last visited: never

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MosaicsEntry Art - Galveston, TX

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Colorful tiles outline the doorway at 2519 Market Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 2/14/2020

last visited: never

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MosaicsMertle - Galveston, TX

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One of many "Turtles About Town".

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 2/14/2020

last visited: 2/21/2020

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La sandwicherie de la place de l'^le de Bréhat comporte cette mosaïque / The sandwich shop in Place de l'le de Bréhat has this mosaic

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gatinaise

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 2/14/2020

last visited: never

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Located above the door of The Animal Clinic.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 2/14/2020

last visited: never

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At the corner of 19th and Mechanic Street, in the shadow of the American National Insurance Building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 2/14/2020

last visited: never

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Harold Eastman Memorial Rose Garden Mosaic located in Hillsboro, Oregon.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member charlietd

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/9/2020

last visited: never

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[FR] La mosaïque devant la boulangerie La Mie de Vasles au centre du village de Vasles. [EN] The mosaic in front of La Mie de Vasles bakery in the center of the village of Vasles.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bono2333

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 2/9/2020

last visited: 2/11/2020

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MosaicsWindows to Our Heritage: Steves Ave - San Antonio, TX

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One of "Windows to our Heritage" underpass mural series by Oscar Alvarado and David Blancas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 2/9/2020

last visited: never

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La mosaïque de la confiserie Brémond à Aix en Provence / The Brémond confectionery mosaic in Aix en Provence

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YvesProvence

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 1/21/2020

last visited: never

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[FR] Une mosaïque d'arbre à côté du bureau de poste en centre ville de Saint-Etienne. [EN] A tree in mosaic near the post office in the center of Saint Etienne.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bono2333

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 1/21/2020

last visited: 1/31/2020

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Mosaic is on the Helen and Everett Jones Building which houses the San Antonio Art Institute.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/21/2020

last visited: never

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Cross on the front of the Bonilla Science Hall at Incarnate Word College.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/21/2020

last visited: never

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Four vertical pillars, embellished with panels of Talavera tiles frame a large opening spanned by a decorative wrought iron entry gate.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/21/2020

last visited: 2/1/2020

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Mosaic of the Virgin Mary with baby Jesus on the house in Široká street

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ashberry

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 1/21/2020

last visited: never

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MosaicsLa Veleta (Weathervane) - Denver, CO, USA

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This 36-feet (11 m) tall totem pole was recently installed near a busy intersection in Denver, CO, USA. It features 7 animals: buffalo [bison], snake, mountain lion, fox, ram, owl, and the bear.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 1/21/2020

last visited: never

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I originally thought this was somehow connected to Yaga's Cafe which is on The Strand. Then I realized it was missing the "apostrophe and the letter s."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 1/21/2020

last visited: never

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Along the lesser traveled end of Market Street is a preserved business mosaic for an all but forgotten Russian immigrants 60 year old clothing store.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 1/21/2020

last visited: never

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MosaicsOrnate Spiny-Tailed Lizard - Waco, TX

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Located along the river walk near the Cameron Park Zoo entrance.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 1/5/2020

last visited: never

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