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DOORWAY WITH HORSE BACKGROUND

Doorway with horse background, Palácio Conde do Bolhão, Porto

Simple elements and great faded colors. The windows have gothick arched transoms (the door does too, behind the fanlight) and mid-height exterior louvered shutters, the latter so typical of Lisbon’s ground floor apartments.  Lisboa, Rua das Praças.

Simple elements and great faded colors. The windows have gothick arched transoms (the door does too, behind the fanlight) and mid-height exterior louvered shutters, the latter so typical of Lisbon’s ground floor apartments.

THE WALL

Limestone wall capping, floor paving and steps.

Santarem Window and azulejos

Old Portuguese Stuff

BAHAMAS? NO, MARINHA GRANDE

The British Industrialist William Stephens established himself around Lisbon during the century. He became known for producing glass, and brought to Marinha Grande, near Leiria, foreign skille.

SINS

Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha, Coimbra. The medieval Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha in Coimbra has been abandoned since The ground floor was constantly flooded with water and for centurie.

Looking up to the bottom of the pipe organ in the Carmo church of Faro, you can see a sort of Martian landscape in between the blue Rococo borders. In reality, we believe it is faux-painted to resemble stone, but the effect is quite different. Purposeful or not, the effect on the liturgy must have been striking in conjuction with the cavernous organ tones.

Old Portuguese Stuff

ALMADA RAIL

A Baroque wrought iron rail on an c. English Street in Porto.