Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Story Of The Discoveries


Old fountains at Paço de Arcos
For a wider view check this post

20 comments:

Sharon said...

This is so beautiful. It reminds me of something similar I saw in Mendoza Argentina. There is so much to see in this fountain.

Dina said...

History beautifully told.
It makes me wonder what it is like to discover something unknown, like a New World!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

There is nothing that can equal the ceramic artistry of Portuguese tiles. I was with Sharon when we went to the parks of Mendoza, Argentina which she referred to above. They are nice and very imprissive, but they do not equal what can be seen in Portugal.

Sylvia K said...

This is incredible! How I would love to visit here! As always your photos are the next best thing to being there in person! Hope your week is going well, JM!

Sylvia

Margaret said...

When it comes to tiles, Portugal is the world's best!

Halcyon said...

I love those azul tiles. A beautiful way to tell a story!

Andreas Hensel said...

Very intersting! In your fantastic blog I can visit the world and see so much!!!

Tommy Andre Nekkoy said...

Greate ART !!!

Jacob said...

Those pictures tell a tale! Whatever one thinks of the European "invasion" of the New World, there are so many fascinating and incredible stories! This is an amazing wall!

As a teacher of American history, the story of Columbus was one of my favorite segments.

Randy said...

That is amazing! What a beautiful fountain.

T. Becque said...

Oh I'm slow tonight, I looked for a story in your text before I realized it was on the beautiful tiled walls! :{ I admire the blue tiles of Portugal, lovely artwork.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Incredible tiles. Love this kind of urban decoration.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful tiles, of course. Do the fountains ever run? I bet they are gorgeous. MB

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

These are fantastic photos. I cannot belive that they have been around since the 1700's. They do not make things today like they used to!!! Diane

VP said...

A real feast of azulejos and some spectacular benches. May I...?

Louis la Vache said...

Fantastic! «Louis» would like to see this in person!

Jack said...

Wow! This is a beautiful place and these are beautiful photos, JM.

Steffe said...

Beautiful work.

jennyfreckles said...

What wonderful old tiles - I'd love to sit and study the story.

J Bar said...

This is awesome.