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  • Alone with the Sea
    Alone with the Sea
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  • Azulejos on an Abandoned Porch
    Azulejos on an Abandoned Porch
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    Forgotten Azulejos

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Dec 26, 2004

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    Azulejos on an Abandoned Porch

    One of the many beautiful things that the Portugese inherited from their hundreds of years of conquest by the Moors was the used of decorative ceramic tiles, called 'azulejos'. In the case of the abandoned cottage, they were used extensively on the walls of its porch as well as the interior walls of the building (you can make out a few more through that darkened doorway). These tiles normally provide simply a colourful decorative effect but they can also be used to tell a story - such as on the train station in the Douro River area of Port wine fame, in my 'Pinhao' page.

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    Once Someone's Getaway

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Jul 24, 2004

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    Alone with the Sea

    There are many abandoned farms in my home province of New Brunswick in Canada, and I have always had a fascination for exploring these rundown old buildings (see my Greenwood page in Nova Scotia if you don't believe me!). They evoke thoughts of who lived there and why were they finally forced to just leave them to rot or crumble away?

    As a result, we were both interested to have a closer look at the two buildings we spotted on the beach. This solid masonry relic looked like it was once quite a fancy spot. However, all its windows and doors had been removed and many of its orange roof tiles had fallen in. We went up onto its front porch for a closer look at the beautiful ceramic 'azulejo' tiles adorning its walls.

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