Photographer's Note

In Algarve, to be more accurate not only in Algarve, the chimneys were a symbol of social status some decades ago. It was common to say about a man that his house had a chimney which took "n" days to be built.
That "n" number was important, and those days of work were of the master of the masons, not of anyone.
Another important fact is that there were not a genuine kind of chimney for each zone, it depended upon the imagination and knowledge of the master, many time a knowledge acquired by travelling.
One important aim of the master was to get an original chimney.

This is what I observed and heard about along my 53 years, not being a scholar, if there is someone with a more accurate knowledge of the matter, please, feel free to correct me. You're much welcome.

NOTE: The blue spots were not painted, they were there, the effect was obtained very simply by a selective desaturation of all colors but the blue.

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