Category Archives: Portugal Landscapes

Montado Landscapes in Portugal

The cork trees are what I noticed first: squat, rough-looking trees stripped of their bark 2/3 of the way up the trunk or sometimes even up the larger branches. I loved the way the cork and olive trees looked in … Continue reading

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Infinite Permutations: Tile Skins in Portugal

They tile the buildings in Portugal. Apparently the climate is so mild they work well, and are really good at weathering the salty, moist air by the sea. I collected tiles alongside sidewalk patterns, again, there were so many! Hand-painted, … Continue reading

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Infinite Permutations: Sidewalks in Portugal

On my trip to Portugal in February, I collected patterns of the black and white sidewalks made from irregular chunks of stone. There were different patterns in every square, every street. Some were refined, with pieces clearly cut – others … Continue reading

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