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Alentejo,Portugal,Tour,Travel,Wine

Wine is only one element of culture ~ Alentejo’s Azulejos

Alentejo’s Azulejos ~ the art of Portuguese tiles… The world of wine leads to so, so much more. Travel opens up the myriad of channels to that passion of wine, always revealing more than you expected to appreciate.

This happened to me when I visited Portugal, and was given time to appreciate their Azulejos… the tiles that are prolific throughout Lisbon and the Alentejo.

There may be tiles in other areas, but I haven’t visited those locations to know about them.

Please comment if you know of others, for the educational aspects your knowledge would bring to these images. They decorate the outside of homes, are found in towns to mark properties, and are in businesses as part of their walls.

They’re all unique and prolific, and warm the culture’s being through its abundance of art in ceramic form. I photographed, then made a visual study… so many to choose from, so little time.

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