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The conquest of Ceuta by the Portuguese on 21 August 1415 marks an important step in the beginning of the Portuguese Empire as well as of European colonial expansion in general.

Picture taken in São Bento Railway Station located in the city of Porto, in Portugal. Inaugurated in 1916, the historical station is known for its tile (azulejo) panels that depict scenes of the History of Portugal. It is located in the Almeida Garret Square, in the centre of the city. It remains in regular use as a railway station, served by trains operated by Comboios de Portugal.

The most notable aspect of São Bento Station is the large, magnificent tile panels in the vestibule. The tiles numbers are 20 thousand, date from 1905–1916 and are the work of Jorge Colašo, the most important azulejo painter of the time. The first tiles were put up on 13 August 1905.

The panels depict landscapes, ethnographic scenes as well as historical events like the Battle of Valdevez (1140), the meeting of the knight Egas Moniz and Alfonso VII of Leˇn (12th century), the arrival of King John I and Philippa of Lancaster in Porto (1387) and the Conquest of Ceuta (1415).

source: wikipedia.org

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  • Copyright: Leszek Stefaniuk (jabumbum) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 428] (1310)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2016-05-20
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2016-06-15 2:21
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