Tiles of Portugal

Synonymous with Portugal. The use of tiles in major cities is ubiquitous and has many layers of history attached from ancient to modern. In the collage of walking through the streets you also encounter radically different treatments, which makes the selection even more engaging and personal on the owner or architect. Little care is taken in matching, often its the contrast and patching that creates even newer and more delightful juxtapositions. Nothing prepares you for just how visually stimulating and eclectic the tiles engage you in the cityscape. How they defy yet blend with nature, and create a quilt-like environment, fun and cozy. While they were inspired historically by Morocco, the practice and art took off to become a thing of its own and an inspiration to all.

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