You may be asking just what Portugal tiles has to do with Christmas. Nothing. Except one thing. I am posting about them on Christmas Day! Yes, the promised photos of tiles are here. I took so many it was a bit overwhelming. And I took some twice.
One morning, I went out by myself with the sole purpose of photographing tiles. I'm not sure exactly why I am so intrigued with these beautiful tiles on the outside of houses except that I would find it most cheerful to come home to these tiles greeting me every day.
So, here we go on a small Portugal tile tour. I won't have many commentaries on these, as I think they speak for themselves. Most of these tiles are on the bottom portion of the buildings. There were some on the top portion, but most of the ones I took were at eye level (which means low since I am short).
This next tile, I will comment on. I was on my way back and started to pass two older men sitting at a table outside a home cleaning fish. The front door was open and it stopped me in my tracks. I asked them if I could take a photo of the entryway and one of the men (I assumed the owner) smiled and gestured for me to go ahead.
This is just a small portion of the entryway. The whole thing was tiled and incredibly beautiful. What would it feel like to walk in your front door to this every day?
With my tile photographing adventure over (at least for one day), I started back towards the apartment, stopping, of course, for a lunch of grilled fish.
And now, in case you have convinced yourself that I am a total heathen for leaving out Christmas, I will assure you that I am not. Well, that heathen part might be up for debate but I will wish everyone out there a nice peaceful and happy Christmas. Oh yeah, and Merry, too!