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MM 208: A Tiled House in Gaia

We walked around Gaia one day during our three-day stay in Porto last year and came across this house whose walls were completely covered with tiles. This will be my entry for Leanne’s Monochrome Madness Challenge this week.

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The Blue Tiles of Porto, Part Two: Sao Bento

There are many ways of getting to Porto. You can take a boat down the Douro River. You can fly in to¬†Francisco S√° Carneiro Airport from places such as London, Paris, Geneva, Lisbon or Madrid. You can drive your own … Continue reading

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The Blue Tiles of Porto, Part One

We saw them everywhere we looked when we visited Lisbon in Portugal and Granada in Spain in 2010 and we saw them again when we visited Porto last Spring: blue and white tiles called azulejos on the walls of churches, … Continue reading

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