A Tale of Tiles

Portugal

Azulejo is one of the symbols of Portugal.

Azulejos
An azulejo is a tin-glazed ceramic tilework and it’s cute. While in Portugal, you will see them just about everywhere. I loved spotting them on the exterior of various buildings. A façade decorated with tiles, that’s always classy. Portuguese people seem to think the same.

Azulejos
Azulejos
You will find azulejos in ordinary buildings, old and new, in palaces, in schools, in churches, in railway stations. They are everywhere and after a long day of wandering through Porto or Lisbon you see them double.
Azulejos
I felt like taking a picture of every single pattern I encountered. To be honest I don’t think that’s humanly possible, but, well, I took many photos of the unique tiles.
Enough for a photo essay dedicated to all the craft lovers out here.
Azulejos
Azulejos
Azulejos
Azulejos
Azulejos
Azulejos
Azulejos
Azulejos
Azulejos
Azulejos
Azulejos
Azulejos
Azulejos
Azulejos
Azulejos
Azulejos
Which pattern is your favorite?

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