Monday, July 12, 2010

Azulejos

We were looking for the “Otto e Mezzo Studios” in the quarter of Shangay, when we found this house in “Viale Diacinto Cestoni”.The facade is unusually decorated by a couple of azulejo panels.

18 comments:

Jacob said...

I was going to say that this is the kind of thing I would expect to find on JM's blog. Nice to see that it has been exported to Livorno. But evidently, it is not what you would expect to see...

Re your comment on The Villages: If you ever get over here you will soon discover that no two golf cars are the same... :-)

Gunn said...

Reminds me of art I have seen on a couple of islands. Madeira and the Azures. Very pretty and nice! You are surrounded with lots of history and art! Lucky you!

Hilda said...

Suddenly, I feel like I've stepped into Oeiras by mistake.

What a lovely surprise!

Roberto Machado Alves said...

Great shots. Here, in Brazil, we find azulejos in many places and buildings.

cheerings,roberto
http://clicksderoberto.blogspot.com

Luis Gomez said...

These are so pretty. They have nice work like this in South America as well. You just don't ever see them in The United States.

tapirgal said...

What a perfect background for those beautiful tiles.

gogouci said...

Beautiful additions to any wall.

Small City Scenes said...

I think these tiles are beautiful and the home owner is awesome. MB

Dina said...

Imported from Oeiras maybe? ;)
A nice surprise for you.
I learn from your link that tiles on a building help in temperature control. We need that right now.

Per Stromsjo said...

I was also thinking 'Portugal' here.

What a difference a few glazed tiles can make.

cieldequimper said...

Sevilla. Very pretty and unusual as you say.

brattcat said...

What a lovely place to come home to.

B SQUARED said...

I love the contrast with the colors on the walls.

Halcyon said...

I love those panels. My husband wanted to get some for our house, but I'm not sure they would fit!

JM said...

Now I see what you meant yesterday, but I can't agree, VP! :-) These are lovely tile panels and the contrast to the wall great colour is wonderful.

Lois said...

I thought of JM's blog too when I saw this! Beautiful.

Cezar and Léia said...

Aahh, nice Portuguese art!
God bless you!
Cezar

Kaori said...

Are those pinecones in the second photo? The tiles are really beautiful!