Friday, September 4, 2009

Tiled building

One of many (early 19th century) at Oeiras downtown.

Those who enjoy portuguese tiles might like to check the National Tile Museum housed in a convent founded in 1509. Here is the site.

26 comments:

B SQUARED said...

The tile is so unique. I wonder why it isn't more universally used?

Olivier said...

superbe mosaïque sur les murs de la maison, c'est un très beau travail des artisans

Tricia said...

the tile looks very different on concrete blocks, but the tile is very pretty & I like that 2nd floor balcony.

I'm off to check out the Tile Museum now

Sharon said...

Beautiful tile work. You have to enlarge the photo to see the detail.

Lois said...

I never get tired of that beautiful tile!

brattcat said...

I love the way the windows work so harmoniously with the tile. Beautifully designed, wonderfully captured. Thanks, JM.

Anya said...

Such a beautiful shot from portuguese tiles,
I love the bleu colors :))

Vogon Poet said...

Wonderful!. Love the azulejos and have visited the museum. How could they put ad signs and some utilities box on a building like this?

CathM said...

It's just so beautiful :)

sonia a. mascaro said...

Lindo casarão, belíssima fachada de ladrilhos.
Parabéns por este belo blog e também pelo incrível Travelling!
Um abraço, de Sonia, São Paulo, Brasil.

Cezar and Léia said...

1509? Wow, that is pretty historic! :) It seems they're about to cover the rest of the facade with tiles? Guess it would also look nice!
God bless you!
Cezar

Asta said...

Hi JM,

Beautiful! Wonderful mosaics and excellent colour and architecture. WOW. You live in a beautiful place.

Best regards
Asta

cieldequimper said...

So beautiful. It must make you smile when you come home. Is it an insurer next door? ;-)

joo said...

I'm crazy about portugese tiles JM.
This hous is fabulous!

Steffe said...

Beautiful work it is.

Babzy said...

Une façade vraiment originale !

marley said...

Wonderful exterior!

Jacob said...

You have many tiled buildings, benches, walls, etc., in Oeiras. But this example, I think, is especially attractive. Rich and lush looking!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

You have some of the most beautiful buildings I've ever seen. I like the angle of the photo too, how it fills the 'frame'

Hilda said...

Magnificent! And it's being used as an office building? I like how the sign is small and discreet.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I can't get over the number of tiled buildings you show ... is it reserved to old buildings only ... they must be very tedious to do.

Small City Scenes said...

I love the blue tiles. So beautiful. MB

exposemaximum said...

splendid :)

AB said...

Beautiful Portuguese building. Although, I think it could have done without the AXA signs.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i love these tiled buildings. I wish the world had more of them

Gena said...

My favorite ... the amazingly intricate tile work that is so prominent all over Portugal. Adoro!!