Portugal & Spain 2017 106©
Day 3, Lisbon, this is an Azulejos, Portuguese tile. You'll see them on many buiding throughout Portugal. They're very decorative, and the Portuguese are famous for these tiles. Although they are decorative, they do serve a purpose: they protect walls from the elements, and provide execellent insulation from the sun, cold, damp and heat. ... and they last a very, very, very long time! Keep an eye open, you'll see them on buildings throughout this gallery. A few more close-up examples follow. Some are rather old!
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