Azulejo is a form of Portuguese painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tilework. It has become a typical aspect of Portuguese culture, having been produced without interruption for five centuries. There is also a tradition of their production in former Portuguese and Spanish colonies in Latin America.
In Portugal, azulejos are found on the interior and exterior of churches, palaces, ordinary houses and even train stations or subway stations. They constitute a major aspect of Portuguese architecture as they are applied on walls, floors and even ceilings. They were not only used as an ornamental art form, but also had a specific functional capacity like temperature control at homes. Many azulejos chronicle major historical and cultural aspects of Portuguese history.
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krzychu30 (8797) 2012-10-09 7:00
Azulejos-iconic for Portuquese cityscapes view.And you captured perfectly its beauty and uniqueness.I like this close-up view and framing.Beautiful well-saturated colors and superb clarity.I don´t know if you agree with me,but there is a lot of buildings in Portugal requiring some renovation work.But even such a little bit devastated buildings are extremely charming and beautiful even more when they´re decorated with azulejos.
Oceania (2117) 2012-10-09 7:03
It is fascinated to see these eye-catching ceramic tileworks. Thanks for sharing.
gervaso (8043) 2012-10-09 8:54
Very typical image from Portugal, with all these colorful "azulejos" on the facade. Beautiful architectural details you show us here. Wonderful job! Well done!
dkmurphys (36727) 2012-10-09 10:01
Lovely detail a true artistic Lisbon postcard. I like the reflections also, good catch.
Have a calm evening.
gildasjan (38166) 2012-10-09 11:05
Une très belle harmonie de couleurs en teintes douces pour cette façade dont la géométrie est bien respectée.
janjan1897 (835) 2012-10-09 14:36
A very fine composition with much charm and interest. I love the textured wall and the colour tones of this facade. The patterns of the beautiful azulejos together with the geometric shapes of the balconies makes for a strong visual impact. Very nicely done.
- Copyright: May Jayne (mayjayne) (2792)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-29
- Categories: Artwork
- Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Azulejos - Portugal- Italy [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-09 6:48