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6 September 2019
sharephotos, abstract tiles, street art, or nature will make beautiful coasters and an original gift.
Lisbon is a beautiful city. One of its charms are eternal, these are the Tiles – these tiles are adorned with colorful patterns that cover the walls of the old buildings of the city. The oldest dating from the Thirteenth century during the invasion of the Moors. But it is really in the sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries that the Tiles have started to adorn the walls of the city, and they have never left since.
When I visited Lisbon this year, I have been obsessed with the Tiles. As soon as I saw one, I couldn’t help but take a picture of them. For the most part, they have a palette of similar colors : shades of blue, green and gold. But the geometric patterns are of an incredible variety. In just four days, I had photographed over 150 different.
What to do with all these photos ? I’ve posted a lot on Instagram, but once I had tired my followers, I wanted to do something else in these photos.
The square format or rectangular Tiles gave me the idea to make coasters in shades of blue and green. And the result is wonderful. I have kept several for my kitchen and offered others to the one who has accompanied me during this trip.
Do not hesitate to vary your holiday memories, taking pictures that are original, colorful and use them to create custom objects that are unique.
Just like the Azulejos of Lisbon, here are some other ideas for photographs that will make wonderful personalized gifts – canvases, mugs, magnets or boxes :
- Autumn leaves
- Flowers close-up
- Of knockers old
- Urban furniture modern