Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Old bench (IV)

What I find really interesting here is the use of an abstract pattern (red wine coloured tiles) in the 18th century.
Oeiras Palace gardens.
More old benches here.

27 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Bom dia querido amigo!
These tiles are fabulous indeed!It should be restaured!
Léia

Olivier said...

une superbe collection de vieux bancs que tu nous fais voir. Toujours des belles mosaïques
a superb collection of old benches which you show us. Always nice mosaics

That is the chicken said...

Another beautiful old bench. I love the curve of the scroll arms...as well as the beautiful tiles. Any chance oif a close up of one or two of the tiles on some of these benches?

Tanya said...

It is gorgeous JM!

Sailor Girl said...

All of your photos are awsome and some of them remind me of Saint Julian's School!!

B Squared said...

I agree. Very interesting.

Sharon said...

Lovely tiles!

henny said...

Do people still use the benches nowadays?

brattcat said...

I agree, JM. It's fascinating to see the use of abstract pattern in that period. This is a beautiful shot.

JM said...

Yes, Henny, these benches can still be used.

Λακης Φουρουκλας said...

Old is beautiful. Nice picture.

joo said...

Another beauty, I'm totally in love with those tiles:)

Lois said...

The tiles are so pretty! I am really enjoying these old benches.

Steffe said...

Classy old bench.

Laurent said...

Very good picture of that bench.

Cristóbal said...

Beautiful tiles, and as Léia said, they deserve to be restored.

Jacob said...

While it doesn't look very comfortable, it has a certain beauty, and shows some exquisite craftsmanship!

Kate said...

Your country uses tiles in such interesting ways!!

Marc said...

Classy place to sit.

Babzy said...

Nice to see the serie !

Jackie said...

How beautiful - I really can't get enough of your lovely tiles!

Julie said...

Agree with many of these comments, JM. Thoroughly enjoying the series, even though many of the benches would require a cushion! The workmanship is superb.

Joan Elizabeth said...

This is turning into a very interesting series JM. Keep them coming.

Babooshka said...

That is just stunning. One of the prettiest benches I have ever seen.

Virginia said...

I lilke the straight formal lines of the bench against the curves. Lovely!!!!
V

Ken Mac said...

lovely!

m_m said...

Another beautiful old bench! Great!