Photographer's Note

Igreja do Carmo e das Carmelitas is the most noteable church in the Vitória area, Porto.
To it's side this wall marvelous azulejos, painted by Carlos Branco.
The tiles were produced in a tiles factory in Gaia ,suburb of Porto, and mounted on the church's façade in 1912.
"Azulejo" is a form of Portuguese painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tilework. They have become a typical aspect of Portuguese culture for centuries.
In Portugal, azulejos are found on the interior and exterior of churches, palaces, ordinary houses and even train stations or subway stations.
Many azulejos chronicle major historical and cultural aspects of Portuguese history.

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