Sunday, March 24, 2013

Tile Work Detail


Uncommon, and somehow irregular, design made of tiles with different shapes, on the arches above the interior red doors of the church I posted on yesterday. You can see a very similar design on the bottom shot of the previous post. However, if you look carefully, that one is kind of fake as it is painted on square tiles. I guess it might have been made when the church was restored after the 1755 Earthquake, or even more recently.

22 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

These little imperfections take nothing away from it's beauty JM, the colours here are simply marvellous.

Doronette NF said...

WOW ! Amazing !

Sharon said...

The craftsmanship is amazing. Once again, there is so much detail to look at it is almost dizzying.

TexWisGirl said...

makes me dizzy!

Sylvia K said...

The intricacy and the beauty far out weighs any small imperfections, JM! Incredible! And another breathtaking capture! Have a great week!

wilf said...

Is beautiful, the little imperfection is just a sign of its history.

crocrodyl said...

Fantastic, so original.

orvokki said...

Awesome, such as the photos in your previous post.
There is "mosaic with his sons".
(Finnish saying when something is very much)

Lowell said...

Fascinating and beautiful...and there's no way I could tell a fake from a real one!

Karl Demetz said...

Wow, gorgeous!!!

RedPat said...

You really studied those tiles to notice that difference.

Jack said...

The tiles are just amazing.

VP said...

Irregular but also perfect in its own way, great picture!

LONDONLULU said...

I love seeing these Portuguese tiles, a real treat. Thank you!

Randy said...

I love the colors and the different patterns.

AGMPRISMA said...

Estos artistas eran geniales.
Un saludo y feliz semana santa.

Arija said...

This design is like a peacock's tail. The peacock, as you know, is the sign of the Shahs of Persia. The whole church certainly has an Eastern influence. A delightful place and than koi for having another go at photographing it. With a place like this, it is not always the photography that is the most important thing, it is just marvellous for people in far flung corners of the world to be able to see it at all.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Still, it's awesome detail!
Duncan In Kuantan

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful! :)
Léia

Babzy said...

very nice details :)

Hilda said...

Gorgeous! I was baptized in a church named after Our Lady of Remedies, but it's nothing like this!

Kay said...

Restoration over the years can be done with greater or lesser artistry. . .This place is still nonetheless breathtaking.