Wednesday, February 10, 2010

S. Sebastião Chapel

Some of the 17th century tiles in the foreground must have been broken over the years and were replaced by others that simply don't match...
(Click to enlarge)

20 comments:

Sharon said...

What a beautiful addition to this building, but I do see a few tiles that don't match. It's still very pleasing to the eye.

Cezar and Léia said...

É um Santuário...eu prefiro um lugar assim, menor, uma capela pra orar e pensar...Os azulejos são maravilhosos, uma relíquia, uma beleza...A simplicidade faz o toque especial!
Uma pena que trocaram os azulejos por outros tão diferentes, essa capela veleria a pena ser restaurada no orginal, quero dizer referente aos azulejos.
Abraços!
Léia
** planos para o Carnaval? Nova viagem? :)

Jarart said...

I see what you mean, but still it is quite beautiful.

Lois said...

Yes it is still lovely!

Anya said...

But its always beautiful :-)

VP said...

It's a pity but even a new form of art, or simply goodwill...

Jacob said...

These tiles are probably one of a kind...and simply not available. But, most people probably wouldn't even notice.

It's very beautiful even with the mismatched tiles!

Dina said...

It is surprising that so many original tiles did survive so many hundreds of years.
Such an unusual chapel, nice.

joo said...

Even though it's beautiful chapel!

Per Stromsjo said...

That specific detail looks like something I could have managed! :) Overall, still a pretty picture and (like Jacob suggested) most of us would never have noticed.

amatamari© said...

Very very nice!

J Bar said...

The tiles are amazing.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Kilauea Poetry said...

Love this..tiles often change so I wouldn't be surpised. Hope they weren't cutting corners)ha. Unique capture JM-

Mirela said...

You know what I'm thinking every time I visit your blog now - "is this what I'll see/visit" :)... I can't wait. Tiles on facade are very unusual (for me)... what's the origin? Is it originally Portuguese or from somewhere else and it stuck around as a good idea?

Small City Scenes said...

Very nice Chapel. I love the Blue Tiles of Portugal---mixed up or not. MB

B SQUARED said...

Still looks nice to look at.

Irina said...

Soo beautiful, old and special.

Joan Elizabeth said...

What an attractive old building.

Wolynski said...

I quite like the mismatched tiles. 17th century - hard to replace. Gorgeous building.

Rob and Mandy said...

You're right, they don't match. Still a beautiful sight, though