Lisbon Streets

Posted by Scott

Took these shots of some amazing tiled designs in the Baixa area of Lisbon yesterday.

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Eric Silva says:

May 12, 2008 at 2:41 pm

This really illustrates a difference in cultures and priorities between Portugal (and perhaps other parts of the Europe) and the United States.

I’ve been in Portugal when they’re tearing up the road for utility work. They totally blow these designs away to get at pipes, wires, etc.

What’s amazing is that they completely reconstruct the designs when they’re done!

In U.S. cities we’re fortunate if the pavement is reasonably sound after utility work.


carla says:

May 12, 2008 at 6:39 pm


I loved to see your photos of Lisbon, it’s great to see the city from a visitor’s point of view :)
I really miss Lisbon. How long are you staying for?
If you come to Porto by any chance, drop me a line and I’ll tour you guys around.


miguel says:

May 20, 2008 at 4:17 am

The traditional Portuguese pavement ist original from Portugal, not from Rio portuguese build the most pavement in Brasil, also thr ones in Copacabana in Rio.
best regards


Scott says:

June 21, 2008 at 10:27 pm

I have seen these designs in brazil, but considering it was colonized by the Portuguese, I would guess that these roriginated in Portugal and then they brought them to brazil right?