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Autumn is officially open. Discovering an exquisite 18th century glazed tile collection celebrating the four seasons. In this case (you guessed well): Autumn! ♡ #glazedtiles #azulejos #18thcentury #autumn #collection #heritage #art #lisbon #portugal #lisbontailoredtours #lisbonwithpats
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The Big Fox. This installation by Bordallo II joins together old tires, computer parts and other discarded objects to create a three-dimensional fox. Impressive! #fox #streetart #art #bordaloii #lisbon #lisbontailoredtours #lisbonwithpats
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Spotted spotting. Exploring the picturesque neighbourhoods of Lisbon. Everyone takes neighbourhood watching seriously! 😀 #explore #enjoy #visit #neighbourhoodwatch #culture #tradition #lisbon #lisbontailoredtours #lisbonwithpats
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The House of Spikes (in Tiles). Juxtaposing plans of homogeneous and luminous colours, this panel alludes to Lisbon’s several architecture styles, with the houses, walls and churches, in a frontal perspective that does not correspond to the real panorama of the city. Here, in detail, an unusual building dated 1523, inspired by the architecture of Venetian palaces, the Casa dos Bicos (or House of Spikes in English). It was the home of the son of the governor of Portuguese India, Afonso de Albuquerque, and is one of the few buildings that survived Lisbon’s earthquake of 1755. The name (“House of Spikes”) is due to its façade covered in over 1000 diamond-shaped stones. #carlosbotelho #modernism #glazedtiles #azulejos #architecture #art #lisbon #explore #discover #lisbontailoredtours #lisbonwithpats
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The Lion and the Catnapper.
St. Jerome’s lion (standing at his fountain), “observes” a visitor catnapping during a hot afternoon. The legend says one day, a lion entered the monastery where Jerome resided, causing his fellow monks to flee, but Jerome recognized that the beast was injured and he cured it by removing a thorn from its paw. Since then, the lion followed the Saint everywhere. The cloisters of the Saint Jerome Monastery in Lisbon are considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Formerly, a place that the monks used for reading, praying and meditation is now, for some, a beautiful spot for a catnap (guarded by the lion, of course)! #lion #saintjerome #monastery #cloisters #unescoheritagesite #jeronimosmonastery #history #heritage #legend #culture #visit #explore #lisbon #lisbontailoredtours #lisbonwithpats
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The Poet, the Posers and the Observer.
Fernando Pessoa (writer and poet of early 20th century) is “immortalized” in a bronze statue, which reminds him sitting at a table at “A Brasileira” Café, in the Chiado district, where he often wrote his texts and met with his fellow artists. It is probably the most photographed statue in Lisbon and where everybody loves to strike a pose with the poet. A small and curious detail, though, Fernando Pessoa was very reserved as a person and probably would laugh at all this mise-en-scene! #fernandopessoa #culture #sculpture #art #lisbon #portugal #explore #enjoy #lisbontailoredtours #lisbonwithpats
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The eyes of the poet in her favourite Lisbon's neighbourhood. The poet and writer Sophia de Mello Breyner (1919 –2004) loved the neighbourhood of Graça and used to admire the city from her "special viewpoint". So, no wonder one can find several tributes to her throughout the neighbourhood! #streetart #eime #stencil #sophiademellobreyner #poetry #literature #culture #graça #lisbon #lisbontailoredtours #lisbonwithpats
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Portuguese Navigators arrive in Kyushu, Japan. The Japanese nicknamed the Portuguese as “nanban-jin”, meaning “Southern Barbarians”. Japanese Nanban Art (1500s and 1600s) was influenced by the contact with the Nanban-jin (or “Southern Barbarians”). The term originally referred to the peoples of South Asia and Southeast Asia. During the Nanban trade period, the word took on a new meaning when it came to designate the Portuguese, traders and missionaries, who first arrived in 1543, and later other Europeans. #ageofdiscovery #heritage #art #nanban #nanbanjin #history #lisbon #portugal #japan #lisbontailoredtours #lisbonwithpats
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New view on the block (and without filters) :-) This amazing location is connected to the Christian Conquest of Lisbon to the Moors in 1147 and strongly related to the patron saints of the reconquest of the city. #history #heritage #lisbon #storiesofthecity #enjoy #discover #visit #hiddengems #viewpoint #portugal #nofilters #lisbontailoredtours #lisbonwithpats
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Casablanca? Marrakesh? No, Lisbon! This neo-moorish venue used to be a noble house and was one of the most bohemian and exclusive clubs of 1920's bohemian Lisbon. #bohemianlisbon #neomoorish #pateo #silvajunior #architecture #lisbonpalaces #lisbon #enjoy #visit #discover #lisbontailoredtours #lisbonwithpats
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