Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lisbon Art & Architecture

One of the most striking things about Lisbon is its architecture. Buildings, especially in the Alfama district, are very close to one another and many of them are designed with Azujelo tiles. These tiles are typically found in houses, restaurants, cafés, train stations, churches and castles and have a huge significance in Portuguese culture. I absolutely loved seeing how the patterns varied on each building and feel that this mix of colors and designs makes Portuguese architecture very unique indeed!



I also enjoyed spotting random drawings and paintings on buildings and streets. Unlike graffiti art, these works of art depict different aspects of Portuguese life and are pleasing to look at. Here are some photos I took:

1 comments:

DT said...

This is a great post. I like the photo collage, really, really nice. Keep the posts coming !

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