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August 04, 2017

The Saints of Little Portugal

"When you next walk through the residential streets of Toronto's west end, take a look at the houses around you. Before long, you'll see the azulejos."

Both the word 'azulejo' (which refers to any ceramic tile) and its artistic tradition were introduced by the Moorish invaders, who brought with them their Arabesque decorative ceramics and an obsession with filling empty space.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 4, 2017 07:18 AM