Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Old bench (V)

Jardim Municipal, Oeiras downtown park.
More 18th century benches here.

30 comments:

Olivier said...

encore une belle mosaïque dans ton musée des bancs, magnifique.

still a beautiful mosaic in your museum benches, beautiful.

Pam said...

I saw some of the other tiled benches you posted before and it gave me the idea to tile mine. It turned out great! Thanks for the wonderful photos, JM.

brattcat said...

This is composed beautifully. You impart a sense of dignity to these old tiles.

Laurent said...

One more nice bench

Kate said...

More beautiful tiles! I enjoy maxing the photos to see the details. Love the birds interspersed with the flowers on this one. Is there a particular reason for the predominance of the colour blue?

Julie said...

Details give me a sense of the whole of an item: just as the whole creates a need to see the detail. These tiles - and the variation in the way they have aged - are delicious to look over.

Lois said...

I never get tired of looking at those blue tiles!

Jacob said...

There must have been a plethora of tile folks in the 18th century...or did the trend continue?

They are very beautiful, for sure!

Saretta said...

Lovely old tile!

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Cezar and Léia said...

This typical Portuguese-styled tiling is so nice!
By the way, thanks for your visits and comments on Luna's blog. Actually Luna is the one who deserves most credit for providing an interesting blog, 'cause she's really cute! (okay, this is certainly biased but... you would agree, wouldn't you?) :-)
Cezar & Léia

cieldequimper said...

So well preserved. Wonderful blue and white.

joo said...

Have I ever written that I love those tiles you show in your posts? I'm sure I have! Thyey are beautiful!!!

Per Stromsjo said...

In this case, time has certainly taken its toll but in a beautiful way. Growing old with such dignity, that's something to aspire for.

willow said...

Those tiles are gorgeous.

Babzy said...

the variety of tiles is incredible !

Joy said...

How pretty! I love the blue and white.

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photonio said...

cool!!!!

marley said...

Lovely tiles :)

Jarart said...

This is a work of art!

Cristóbal said...

More tiles! Lovely as always :)

Snapshutter said...

Tiled benches. Never seen that. Bring your own pillow :)

That is the chicken said...

Oh...now this is a nice close-up of those beautiful old tiles. I like the bird with hiis upraised wings especially!

Peter said...

I believe that it's only in your country that you can find this kind of benches! You are welcome to continue the series! :-)

Joan Elizabeth said...

Whatr fascintates me about this one is not just that the blue and white tiles but also the way their age is showing.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

gorgeous close-up. great composition

the donG said...

it looks oreintal but i think it's not. i like those in our kitchen.

m_m said...

oh! I like such details! Benches which you show on your blog are incredible!

CathM said...

Such wonderful detail on each tile...

Marc said...

Great composition. As the decoration fades, it kind of becomes more precious.
I'm taking a break from blogging, but will visit your fine blog from time to time, JM. Kindest regards from Amsterdam.