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Street views with colours, Lisbon, Portugal - 4

This was one of the streets to Castelo de Sao Jorge and when the busses came it was not space left in the street. Notice the road surface, which you will find on just about every street and sidewalks. Portuguese pavement is a traditional-style pavement used for many pedestrian areas in Portugal. It consists of small flat pieces of stones arranged in a pattern or image, like a mosaic.

I found the type colours used on the buildings to be very interesting and some type of art. Paving as a craft is believed to have originated in Mesopotamia, where rocky materials were used in the inside and outside of constructions, being later brought to Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. Portuguese workers are also hired for their skill in creating these pavements in other places in Europe. Being usually used in sidewalks, it is in squares and atriums that this art finds its deepest expression. (source Wikipedia)

This was the season for Blue Jacaranda. The name is believed to be of Guarani origin, meaning fragrant. The word jacaranda was described in 1753) as "a name given by some authors to the tree the wood of which is the log-wood, used in dyeing and in medicine" (source Wikipedia)

This street has totally different pattern.


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