Saturday, April 30, 2016

Tiles of Lisbon

I love tiles. Always have. Loved them long before I stepped in Lisbon. So you could imagine my glee at finding so many of them in Lisbon. As we toured the city via the HOHO bus, I had my sights on the beautiful building facades decorated with tiles of exquisite designs. I wish I had time to visit the tile museum so that I could learn more about them.

Azulejo (tile in Portuguese) write up on Wiki here. Another very helpful write up on tiles here.

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29 comments:

  1. So pretty! Love the tiles of Lisbon.

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  2. I've never seen anything like this - a whole exterior covered by tile! Fascinating.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/05/snorkeling-on-saint-thomas.html

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  3. A beautiful collection of tile images from Portugal

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  4. The houses look amazing covered in those tiles.

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  5. They are stunning Maria! Thank you so much for posting them. There is an authentic Spanish restaurant (not Mexican) in Tampa that has some beautiful tile work on it -- but nothing as beautiful as you show of course.

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  6. Never knew that entire façades could be covered in tiles. What a great look - needing no painting either.

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  7. This IS tile heaven, indeed!! I wonder if they also use it as prolifically in their bathrooms and kitchens. :)

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  8. Wonderful photos of gorgeous tiles!

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  9. Such amazing varieties!
    I too had a good time clicking these.

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  10. I would go crazy in Lisbon! I have a fascination for azulejos or tiles. There are some good examples of tile work in Madrid (one of the reasons I love the city). Another city full of azulejos is Puebla.

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  11. Beautiful designs on tiles.

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  12. Those tiled buildings look so pretty and colorful, and I'm sure they help with insulation to keep the heat out of the homes. I also saw a lot of tile used in Italy on walls and floors. It's a long lasting a durbale material.

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  13. I guess I love tiles too. These really pull me in. I've been to Delph and loved the blue tiles there.

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  14. These were real something extra! Great photos!

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  15. ARe they old? what century? Lisbon has always been in my dream places to visit, with Prague, Scotland, Peru, etc. Like when in Sweden, i was so fascinated with their cobble-stones on the streets. Lovely collection you have there. BTW, how do you upload in blog the photos in flickr? Photos there seem to be more refined than from the camera, i noticed with my shots.

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  16. I love all the tiles, I'd also like to know the history of the buildings

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  17. Oh, yes! Definitely worth making a collection of them all, Maria! I can also see quilt makers getting some great ideas from the designs and colors. Or...what about a coloring book of tiles??!! I'll have to go Google it.....OMG: https://www.google.nl/search?q=coloring+book+of+tiles&rlz=1C1RNPN_enNL382NL654&espv=2&biw=1527&bih=835&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiZ89r_wb3MAhWICBoKHaXqCKsQ_AUIBygB

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  18. Hello, the tiles are wonderful. So many colors and patterns. Great captures! Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  19. What a glorious array of decorative tile. Outstanding set of images. Have a blessed day.

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  20. For tile lovers Portugal is certainly the place to go!
    Happy May!

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  21. Those tiles add so much character to those buildings. Very nice.
    And there's a tile museum too? So cool.

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  22. I swear I have some of the same photos. Love the tile work in Portugal!

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  23. Your list of pictures featuring tiles was beautiful. I can see why you liked Lisbon so much.

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  24. These are attractive buildings, the tiles make them so unique.

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  25. Hi! Nice photos featuring tiles. It looks like the influence of Islam culture!?

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  26. Hi! Nice photos featuring tiles. It looks like the influence of Islam culture!?

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  27. What lovely facades. Lisbon is on my wishlist of places to visit, but I had no idea tiles were such an architectural feature. Not surprising, I suppose - they feature strongly in parts of Spanish architecture, and as Minoru comments above, the geometric designs came over with the Moors.

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