Sunday, April 12, 2015

Lichens


Street sign at Oeiras
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For Portuguese tile lovers: 12 Treasures of Europe, an interesting article on The New York Times

16 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Beautiful with the old tiles.

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful old sign !

Fotolosopher said...

Portuguese tiles are very special. But this sign needs some help. I'll check out the article after golf! :)

Kathy said...

That's lovely. Too bad that's a tradition which hasn't carried forth.

Susan Bauer said...

Beautiful tile. Great NYT article. Thanks

Sharon Anck said...

Beautiful old sign. I enjoyed that article. Because of your site, I knew about the tiles but, there were some things listed that I didn't know about at all. Silk in Florence? Interesting.

José Mendonça said...

@Kathy: The tile industry is alive and kicking! :-) The "problem" is that, in my opinion, modern 'classic' tiles don't have the charm of the weathered old ones. However, when it comes to contemporary design it's another story, as, for instance, we have on subway stations:
http://www.vortexmag.net/metro-de-lisboa-arte-debaixo-do-solo/

Sami said...

I love these old tiled street signs!
I so wanted to go and look at the beautiful underground stations with their tiled murals, but didn't have enough time when I was in Lisbon...
another thing on the list for next time!

Sylvia K said...

I do love/prefer the old tiles and your photo is terrific as always, Jose!! A great article in the NYT! Thanks for the information!! Hope you're ready for a great new week!! Enjoy!!

Stickup Artist said...

I see your point José and agree. Yet, isn't it interesting that universally, we often agree about the charms and beauty of old,weathered art and architecture, yet we do not extend that same aesthetic toward ourselves.

RedPat said...

A wonderful street sign, JM! I'm off to check out the article.

William Kendall said...

Lovely- though it could use some attention!

Bob Crowe said...

What caused the lichen to be on the edges of the design but not on the other stones?

Randy said...

Colorful tiles.

bailey-road.com said...

The tiles certainly are a beautiful attraction. Love this sign.

Rhodesia said...

I loved all the tiled buildings when we were in Portugal, they are beautiful. Diane