With a love for colour and pattern, we absolutely loved the vast amount of patterned tiles throughout the city. We felt compelled to photograph and stop to admire them on nearly every street. Tiles are present on most buildings, on the ground and tesselated patterns have also been used as a slogan around Porto, present on many buses, billboards and advertisements. Each pattern seems unique. We wondered whether the pattern historically connected with the heritage of families, just like the tartan patterns of Scottish kilts.


We longed to find a piece of tile to bring home and dreamed to one day have the chance to design or purchase tiles as beautiful as some of the ones we saw to display in our home. I was lucky enough to find a pair of ear rings that remind me of the many blue patterned tiles we saw in Porto, and when wearing them, it will always remind me of this wonderful trip.




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