Lisbon’s Beautiful Tiles

 

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In Lisbon, it seemed, every second building was decorated in beautiful, colourful, patterned tiles; some well-kept and polished and others faded, implying a lost grandeur of sorts. The tiles – azulejos – in all their psychedelic glory imbued the city with a sense of cheer and enthusiasm. Art on every corner, a rainbow with every glance skywards.

I want to wear these prints on my dresses, drape my tables in patterned cloth and hang tile-print curtains in my bedroom, just so I might transport a little piece of Lisbon’s vivid gaiety with me.