Geometric

Azulejos are hand-painted tiles used to decorate properties in Portugal both internally and externally since the middle ages. They were introduced to by the Moors and originally decorated with geometric patterns in a single colour.

Azulejos

Azulejos

This post was inspired by the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge this week’s theme is Geometry.

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13 responses to “Geometric

  1. Those tiles are beautiful, PiP!

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  2. Love this! We have about 15 different tile patterns in one small 3 bedroom house 🙂 gotta love Portugal!

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  3. Lovely geometric decorations, Pip.

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  4. Would absolutely love to learn more: there are bits and pieces of so many cultures embroiled here . . . from where? . . . how differing the pattering? . . .the colouring: why????

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  5. They really are so beautifu aren´t they!

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  6. I love these. They always look so fresh and inviting.

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  7. Beautiful! I’ve not been to Portugal but when I visited Seville I saw a lot of amazing tiles.

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  8. I see you are participating in nanowrimo. I suspected as much but saw the meter on your sidebar and wanted to offer ‘congrats and good luck.’

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  9. Congratulations. I have awarded you Blog of the Year 2012 for your inspiring gardening! You can check it out here
    http://www.yoursaucepans.blogspot.com/2012/11/whoohoo-blog-of-year.html

    Lindsay

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  10. I’ve always loved looking at buildings with these intricate, colorful tiles… beautiful. 😉

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  11. I love the blue tiles all over old buildings in Portugal. I also had 8 different tiles in our Perth house when we bough it, but they were just awful 70´s stuff, so they had to go!!

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