This rather unusual mosaic made from glass smalti (opaque glass tiles, sometimes referred to as Byzantine glass mosaic tiles) can be found above the corner entrance to the Loyds TSB Branch on the corner of Lothian Road and Fountainbridge in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The motto reads Thrift is Blessing_, a quote from William Shakespeare’sShakespeare The Merchant of Venice – Shylock says it as part of a defence of his profession of money lending. The quotation is quite apt considering it is above the door to a bank.

The building which houses the mosaic is in a group of buildings which are Historic Scotland Category B Listed (HB Number 47047).

Camera: Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS


Related shots can be found at: Edinburgh.

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  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 4 years ago

    Aww this is gorgeous sweetheART fave ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Thank you so much dear Val, much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 4 years ago

    They certainly are beautiful tiles dear Tom.x

  • Thank you dear Catherine, so pleased you like it …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dalmost 4 years ago

    One of so many impressive Edinburgh banking architecture from days gone by. Good capture. Kasia

  • Thank you Kasia, there are treasures everywhere …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Racheli
    Rachelialmost 4 years ago

    very impressively! Great capture Tom.

  • Thank you kindly Rachel …

    – Tom Gomez

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely shot Tom, great details captured.

  • Thank you Gary my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • biddumy
    biddumyalmost 4 years ago
    Brilliant mosaic image Tom!!!
  • Thank you so much biddumy …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 4 years ago

    fabulous capture Tom!

  • Thank you dear Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonalmost 4 years ago

    Great find and capture Tom

  • Cheers young Barry …

    – Tom Gomez

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsalmost 4 years ago

    stunning tom

  • Thank you kindly my friends …

    – Tom Gomez

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