Monday, September 15, 2008

Early 70s tiles


Building wall, Parede

10 comments:

Silwy said...

Hello dear blog-friend JM,
I would like to thank You for visiting my new blog...I think it is great to be part of this....I can see I will learn something abt places I have never heard...
Silwy

marie6 said...

It's strange to use tiles for building walls isn't it? In Malta we use them in bathrooms and as a splashback for kitchens.

Thanks for your nice compliments about my children, they are my pride and joy!

Sailor Girl said...

Amazing colours!

Olivier said...

c'est surprenant ces couleurs, au moins c'est original.

these colors is surprising, at least it is original.

My Life In Montreal said...

This wall is so beautiful...I love the colour.

Jules said...

What a stunning tile - it certainly hasn't dated and would look fabulous on an outside wall but you would overdo it, it if you had it in a small bathroom !!!!

Per Stromsjo said...

Now this is what I'd like to see in a subway station!

JM said...

Silwy, you are welcome! I've learned a lot: so many things that are not on the news :-)

Marie, I believe you find that strange, but tiles are part of the portuguese industry for centuries, so for us it's perfectly normal to see them everywhere, apart from bathrooms and kitchens... As to buildings, some are really awful, but others are very nice, old ones in particular.

Yes, Jules, most of the patterns definatelly can not be used indoors :-)

Per, one of these days I have to make a tour at the subway stations to take some pics of the tiles, there is one I really like (though I don't know them all)!

Sailor Girl, Olivier and My Life in Montreal, glad you like them!

Thank you all for stopping by.

tr3nta said...

abstract painting!??!?... ficas com dor de cabeza só de olhar...

JM said...

Por acaso é verdade, Tr3nta! Faz um bocado de confusão à vista, mas é só na foto, ao vivo não me lembro disso... :-)