Monday, January 19, 2009

Emerald and turquoise

18th century tiles covering a wall of the picnic area at Oeiras Palace gardens.

26 comments:

Marc said...

Wonderful colours. caught my eye immediately on the cdp recently updated gallery. It's always great to discover this type of subject when you're taking photo's.

Olivier said...

surprenante mosaïque,on dirait un immense jeu de dame, les couleurs sont magnifiques, craquelées.

mosaic surprisingly, it looks like a huge game lady, the colors are beautiful, cracked.

Lois said...

I love this color of blue! I think I will also check out your link to the byebyeparty!

Peter said...

Brilliant idea to make this close up!
(I trust that Bush is happy to see how many are there to celebrate his departure! :-)))

willow said...

These tiles are fabulous!!! They look like a painting. Wow, they're wonderful.

Jilly said...

How absolutely fabulous. Such colours, age, marvellous shot.

Sharon said...

I love the abstract look of these beautiful tiles.

Walker said...

Amazing what skills it took to design and build it. Even what is left is amazing.

Virginia said...

Beautiful, and I like the close up shot very much.
V

Craig Wilson said...

Beautiful colours and patterns.

Julie said...

Craftsmen were so fastidious in those days and so individual. The colours here are wonderful.butegi

Babzy said...

the blue green colours are beautiful !

David -- www.CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I would not have guessed that this is an 18th century work. It looks contemporary.

Nancy said...

Wonderful shot. It's interesting that people all over the world are celebrating Bush's departure - not just us Americans. Thank God it's over!!!

Ken Mac said...

gorgeous!

gogouci said...

Lovely depth and texture.

Marie-Noyale said...

Those colors for me say : Portugal and azulejos...

the donG said...

this photo is perfect for a wallpaper.

two thumbs up to this!

White Oleander said...

I love the colour. Portugal has so many beautiful tile works.

humanobserver said...

To be honest, it looks like an oil painting...

magiceye said...

natural graffiti!

valeria said...

Beautiful match of colours! I love it.

Babooshka said...

Gorgeous.

Halcyon said...

Neat wall!

Jessica said...

I really like this one. The tiles in Portugal were so beautiful and I love the way you got the color and a bit of decay. Beauty in the imperfect!

magicpolaroid said...

hello! thanx for visiting and cooment my blog! Polas are alive!!
like so much this picture!
ciao, Luis