Blue Pictures From Portugal

Lisbon Urban ArtVila Do Conde Urban ArtPorto Street Sign RibieraVila Do Conde Portugal

Is there a bluer country than Portugal?

The blue sky and Atlantic Ocean embrace the land. The blue moods of Fado, the melancholy folk music, form the national soundtrack and all across Portugal, the typically blue designs of azulejo, ceramic tiles spread across churches, monasteries, castles, palaces, university halls, parks, train stations, hotel lobbies and apartment facades.

The result is an embellished land of Christian saints, biblical episodes, Portuguese kings, historical glories, pastoral idylls, aristocrats at leisure, landscapes, seascapes, floral designs and, above all, geometric motifs.

8 responses to “Blue Pictures From Portugal

  1. Blue indeed! I am off to Porto for first time next week. Looks great!

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  2. Kim practising to be a figurehead? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Aye, aye, skipper!

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  3. These are great. Once again, I love this colour-themed idea.

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