Saturday, December 21, 2019

Sidewalks and Tile - #Portugal

Portugal (especially Lisbon) is famous for its tiles and decorative sidewalks.






Tiles with historical themes cover the walls of the Sao Bento train station in Porto


Even the most mundane buildings are covered in tiles. Some of them remind me of quilts.



Tile murals depict scenes from the Bible inside the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon






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22 comments:

Colleen L. Reece said...

Not only a trip--an experience!!! Thanks for sharing.What a gorgeous place o visit.

Dace Pedecis said...

Gorgeous! I wish we had that sort of thing here. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos, Sandy!

judy said...

Lovely, Sandy. Your photos give us little tastes of the country.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you, Colleen, Dace, and Judy. I'm delighted that you enjoyed my photos.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow! What impressive sidewalks. Thanks for sharing.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Views like that would make the most mundane walk fun. Love the tiles!

Life Images by Jill said...

Fabulous mosaics and tiles. I loved this about Spain too when we visited last year. I would have liked to have dipped into Portugal. Happy travels. I am visiting you today from Our World Tuesday.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! I enjoyed your photos very much. I went there in this March.
https://minorusaito.blogspot.com/2019/03/a-trip-to-portugalpart-1.html

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful tiles everywhere and lovely photos ^_^ ~ Merry Christmas to you and your family if you celebrate ^_^

Happy Moments to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Gattina said...

Brings back memories to me ! my son's godmother lives in Portugal but in the South (Algarve) but the tiles are beautiful everywhere !

Birgitta said...

Very nice and special photos!

Stewart M said...

This is a funny coincidence - I was talking to my brother last night about the tiles in Portugal. What a small world!

Hope you have a great Christmas - Stewart M, Keswick, UK

Phil Slade said...

Beautiful tiles. I have only passed through Portugal. I must try to spend some time there.

Crownandcottage said...

Impressive collection of images! It sure gives an apartment building character and what a fun to take a walk seeing the beautiful tiles and the train station. I think I would miss my train.

Lady Fi said...

I do love Portugal! Fab photos.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Those walkways and tiles are gorgeous. Portugal is rapidly appearing on my bucket list.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

So colorful and festive! Happy New Year!

restlessjo said...

It's beautiful, isn't it? A while since we were there but we will be back at some point. Many thanks for sharing. Hope you had a joyful Christmas and wishing you health and happiness in 2020, Sandra. :) :)

a spirit of simplicity said...

Beautiful! I have never visited but hope to one day. My grandchildren are of Portuguese descent.

Melinda said...

So beautiful! You have put my wunderlust in high gear!

betty-NZ said...

That's some fabulous artwork! I love the use of colors in the patterns and scenes. What a lovely part of the world :)


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BeckyB said...

brings back very happy memories