When wandering about the streets of the old part of Lisbon, around the Alfama area, I couldn’t help but notice some of the rather magnificent tiles on many buildings were damaged or had fallen off, and some rather splendid buildings had fallen into disrepair….so here is a bit of Faded Splendour.
Looking at those two pineapple sculptures, I reckon this place was one quite a sight:
This wall was rather downtrodden, but the tiles must once have been very striking:
I noticed the rather splendid detail which surrounded the window on the far right a bit belatedly when I was sorting through the images:
I thought these tiles would have been rather marvellous in their time: