27 January 2009

Floor of St. George's Hall, Liverpool

A cleaner prepared the rarely seen Minton tiled floor of the of the grand St. George’s Hall Tuesday in Liverpool, England. The exquisite floor, which is usually covered for protection, has been unveiled to allow the public a glimpse of the 30,000 handmade mosaic tiles. The Minton covering was laid in 1852, and depicts dolphins, tritons and sea nymphs. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) (click photo to enlarge)

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