Friday, January 8, 2010

Top window

Old building at downtown Oeiras

29 comments:

Sharon said...

Really interesting detail around this wondow and the tile work below is beautiful.

Leif Hagen said...

Fancy, historic house! I wonder how good the view is from that top window??
Bon weekend!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The roof line has a Chinese flair, and the tile used for the facade of this and other Portuguese buildings amazed and delighted me on our visit to Portugal.

B SQUARED said...

I don't think I have ever seen details like this. Very interesting.

Hilda said...

Pretty top and magnificent tiles!

Lois said...

I always love seeing that beautiful tilework!

Gena @ thinking aloud said...

Hi JM! You've captured this perfectly, I love all the little details ... this is the kind of thing I can run around Portugal capturing!!!
have a great weekend!
Gena

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

The building has shades of a Moorish feel to it. It looks as though the top window was an after thought.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Cezar and Léia said...

JM, sua foto do header está extraordinária!Vc é muiiito talentoso! Ahhh hj eu vi muitas coisas bonitas, e pra fechar o dia com chave de ouro, as fotos sempre perfeitas do teu blog!
Essa fachada é maravilhosa, eu adoro os azulejos!
Eu fui hj aqui no Museu de Historia da Arte de Luxembourg, ultimos dias pra apreciar a esposiçao do artista surrealista (e Luxembourgoise)Foni Tissen.Eu não conhecia a obra dele fiquei fascinada.Lembrei de vc, sei o quanto vc aprecia e entende de arte.
Um ótimo final de semana!
Léia

Jarart said...

Extraordinary detail. I bet this building could tell a story!

Olivier said...

Magnifique cette fenetre, on dirait un trompe l'oeil

Anya said...

Very UNIQUE house :-)
Love the fresh colors ....

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Joanne said...

Estes azulejos são lindos... adoro estas casas quando estão cuidadas:)E o briol!!

Irina said...

How did they find time and wish not only to build but to give unique face to every building? They had no mobiles, cars, internet, technology, they put huge effort to this precise and hard work with every house face and body, and it turned out great!

brattcat said...

This tile work is so beautiful. I also love your banner photo. I don't think I've told you that yet.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I've always loved houses with attics ... we don't have a lot of them around here.

joo said...

Wow, lovely - and my favourite tiles again:)

cieldequimper said...

Ah, a picture without snow! ;-))

Lovely tiles, have a great weekend JM!

Jacob said...

The window is very attractive, especially sitting atop that tiled house! Love those tiles! I wonder what's behind the window - an attic, as some have suggested?

Jacob said...

Oh, and your new header photo is deliciously delightful! Fantastic colors and so nice and sharp!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Beautifuk mosaic work on the building.

exposemaximum said...

hmmmm. Though I am late, still I wish you a great and happy new year.

Mirela said...

What an elaborate and incredible facade! Do they have equally incredible view from the top window? :)

Babzy said...

nice window and tiles !

Dina said...

Your buildings are so unique!

VP said...

One of the most colorful façades I have ever seen!

Gunn White said...

It is soooooo beautiful!:-)

Wolynski said...

What a gorgeous building - the detail is quite striking.

Tinsie said...

I love the tiles on the wall. Very different :-)