Sunday, July 4, 2010

Tiled Building


One of many at downtown Oeiras

23 comments:

brattcat said...

I think the curtains, window box, and delicate grate add to the beauty of this tiled residence.

Jarart said...

This makes me want tile my house. Very pretty.

Sharon said...

It's not just tile trim, it's the whole front! Very nice!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

When we visited Portugal about 10 years ago (before there were Daily Photo blogs), we were relatively ignorant of the architecture and did not know about the extensive use of tile as an exterior building material. What a delightful surprise it was.

I hope there are no vinyl siding salesmen who come around and try to convince people to put siding over their tiled houses.

VP said...

Works on the facade must be a nightmare for these people...

jennyfreckles said...

Very pretty house - Portuguese tiles are THE best!

Franje said...

Could we see more of these tiled buildings? Please?

Sylvia K said...

Such a lovely house! I love the tile! It does remind me of houses I saw in Portugal when I visited there a number of years ago. Lovely memories as well!

sylvia

Jacob said...

The Portuguese must be the world's greatest tilers! Just gorgeous. I'm going to have to put a visit to your country on my "bucket" list!

T. Becque said...

How wonderful. The tile in your area is so beautiful.

Joy said...

Woopee! Lovely tiles. One of the things I love about Portugal.

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Joan Elizabeth said...

I like the colours of the tiles on this one ... make the building seem less ornate but ornate at the same time.

J Bar said...

Love seeing all the tiles in your town.
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Oakland Daily Photo said...

Your downtown must be lovely indeed. Somehow I imagine that the insides of these houses are cool even in hot weather.

Hilda said...

And I will forever continue to be fascinated by them.

I just realized something though: Do the owners have to stock up on replacement tiles? Otherwise, what happens when the design is discontinued by the manufacturer?

Small City Scenes said...

Magnificent!! I love the tiles of Portugal, specially the blue ones. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

Just adorable!I like a lot these beautiful titles and the harmony in this facade!
hugs
Léia

Dina said...

You must have really good "glue" in Portugal. :)

Virginia said...

I agree with Jacob. A visit to your country would be wonderful!!!

Paty said...

gostei! mais uma bela fachada portuguesa com seus azulejos.

Gunn said...

Looks very pretty! ( as so many of the buildings you have shown us.)

Deepak Acharya said...

Very pretty

Marie-Noyale said...

Nice to see it's inhabited and not in ruins.