Thursday, October 7, 2010



I received this gorgeous un-even postcard from Libania Neves of Portugal.

Azulejo is a form of Portuguese or Spanish painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tilework. They have become a typical aspect of Portuguese culture, having been produced without interruption for five centuries.

In Portugal, azulejos are found on the interior and exterior of churches, palaces, ordinary houses and even train stations or subway stations. They constitute a major aspect of Portuguese architecture as they are applied on walls, floors and even ceilings. They were not only used as an ornamental art form, but also had a specific functional capacity like temperature control at homes.

1 comment:

Christine H. said...

Temperature control! Wow, I never knew that. So beautiful.