Monday, June 02, 2014

Azulejos in Portugal

I am obsessed with decorative tiles, so being in Portugal was visual paradise. There are azulejos everywhere: on building façades, covering churches, in public parks, in kitchens. Many of the tiles have geometric patterns, evidence of the Moorish influence in the Iberian Peninsula; others are narrative, often showing religious scenes, historical events, or scenes from daily life.

I photographed hundreds of tiles while on our trip, and not once was there a repeated motif, which is pretty incredible. Here are a few of my favorites:

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