I took so many photos of tiles in Lisbon. SO MANY! I’ve already showed you some of my blue tiles, and I have a whole heap of subway tiles still to edit, but this post is just a mashup of all kinds of tiles, some handpainted, some press moulded, some unusual, some ugly, but most just lovely.
There’s a lot of need to keep looking up… and looking down too, as I found out while leaning out of my window, waiting for my Uber driver. My AirBnB apartment was covered in tiles too. Duh!
One of the things that was sad to see was that many buildings have lost tiles from their facades. Some of these have dropped off through age and neglect, but Lisbon is also battling against the crime of tile theft, so if you’re visiting the city, and want to take a souvenir tile home with you, don’t buy it at the flea market, as apparently these are largely stolen from walls in town. I was charmed to see that some good folk were trying their best to repair the gaps, with varying success.