Mature Flâneur
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Mature Flâneur

In Lisbon, Bedazzled by Azulejos

An abundance of decorative tiles reveals the city’s love of beauty

A few of the many ordinary Lisbon homes decorated with azulejos

I’m knocked out by Lisbon. More than anything else, I’m stunned by the innumeral polished-tile buildings. These azulejos are everywhere. Even in some rather shabby backstreets in the Alfama — the heart of the old city — you see walls bursting with blue and white patterns, floor to rooftop. More…

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Tim Ward

Tim Ward

Author, communications expert and publisher of Changemakers Books, Tim is now a full time Mature Flaneur, wandering Europe with Teresa, his beloved wife.