Big Snails Climbing the Wall…

CMTile Garden

Prior to visiting Lisbon, I’d always knows the Iberian peninsula excelled at tile arts. I’d even had an idea that Portugal had a special concentration of tile and ceramic talent…but I hadn’t quite understood the extent to which Portugal focuses on the tile arts. In our last entry. Lingering in Lovely Lisbon, you saw quite a few shots of houses with tile facades. There are many of these, throughout Lisbon – I’d go so far as to say it was a rare city block in which I didn’t see at least one house that was fronted with tiles. Curious about all these tiles, I did some online research and learned that the city museum had both very interesting internal tiles, and a modern tile-art garden…from which garden, as you see above, very big (but mercifully not living) snails climb the walls of the museum itself. 🙂 The museum grounds also offered many a peacock and peahen (I thought of my young friend Cate who seems to appreciate new and unusual fauna in all forms), and one of the more unusual fungi I’ve seen. (Regular readers know how fascinated I am by all forms of fungi and other such jungle-undergrowth types of life…see for instance this unusual life form https://somuchworldsolittletime.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/rainforest-growth-of-some-sort.jpg or perhaps this one https://somuchworldsolittletime.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/ambua-fungi-on-tree.jpg

Seriously – isn’t fungus fascinating?! Enjoy.CM Tile Snail





CM Tile Fountain 2 CM Tile Fountain CM Tile Garden Window CM Tile LizardCM Wall Tiles

Tile at City Museum…the wall tiles of a kitchen scene (which should appear below, depending which browser you’re using & how well it interprets this layout) are from inside the museum. I recorded it by way of indicating a bit of the colonial history. Draw your own conclusions…Tree Fungus at City Museum

Peacock at City MuseumPeacock & Hen at City Museum 2

3 responses

  1. Nancy Andrews

    Fun!

    October 13, 2013 at 13:09

  2. Diane Rachiele

    Really liked the fungus links … unexpected, but fun … what other things should we know about you? Do share! 😉

    October 13, 2013 at 16:14

  3. Stephen Brockmann

    Hi Paul, great stuff!

    October 13, 2013 at 18:37

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