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Azulejo is a type of Portuguese or Spanish painted ceramic tilework that was introduced to the Iberian Peninsula by the Moors in approximately XV century. In Portugal, azulejos are a common feature, they are found on the interior and exterior of churches, palaces, public buildings, ordinary dwellings and even as interior feature at train and subway stations. They constitute a major aspect of Portuguese architecture as they are applied on walls, floors and, occasionally, ceilings.

Some azulejos chronicle major historical and cultural aspects of Portuguese and world history, such as the azulejo on this photo. It forms part of the exterior of Igreja do Carmo in Porto. The immense azulejo panel covering the outside wall of the church depicts the legendary founding of the Carmelite Order on Mount Carmel.

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  • Copyright: Manu Sans Nom (manulevert) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 98] (569)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-07-02
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/6.7, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-07-15 14:42
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