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Pebble Yards

You can find, 'pebble pictures' like this on many of the Greek islands. The beach peebles are hard wearing, they are readily available and they can be used quite imaginatively.

Spetses has some of the best and oldest of the 'Pebble Yards' as they are known. The oldest of them on the island date back over 200 years and they record nautical and historical themes related to the island. The mosaics in this picture are dated 1902.

The art is still practised today.... and new pebble mosaics are currently being incorporated into both public and private building projects here.

Check here for another 'pebble picture'.