Bright Colors

Plates and Bowls

Pottery, Obidos, Portugal

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Look Up

Sé Velha

Transept Dome, Coimbra, Portugal

Sé Velha, or the Old Cathedral, is a Romanesque church dating to the late 12th and early 13th centuries when Coimbra was still the capital of Portugal.  Instead of a dome,  a Romanesque lantern-tower surmounts the transept crossing. The tower windows are one of the main sources of natural light in the cathedral.  Sé Velha is the only Portuguese cathedral built during the Reconquista era which has survived relatively intact.

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Black & White in Color

Silver Fish on a Silver Dish

Detail, Dish Cover, Antoine- Sebastian Durand, (master in 1740), Paris c. 1745-1755, Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

 

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Ancient Shadows

Satyr in Shadow

 

Satyr’s Head, Roman, mid 2nd century CE, Marble, Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

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3-D Curves

Contour Lines

Topographic Map of a New World

Vine covered wall, Douro Valley, Portugal

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Pink It Is #19

Petal Pink

Ice Plant in Bloom, near Porto, Portugal

 

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