Portuguese blue tiles or azulejos - the real thing. The Portuguese word for blue is 'azul' and the Arabic term for polished to a shiny, smooth finish is 'zulej'. Hence, 'Azulejo'.

Portuguese blue tiles or azulejos - the real thing. The Portuguese word for blue is 'azul' and the Arabic term for polished to a shiny, smooth finish is 'zulej'. Hence, 'Azulejo'.

distinctive blue and white | ... the blues good now add some white and you ve got the makings for the

distinctive blue and white | ... the blues good now add some white and you ve got the makings for the

The floor in St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy is composed of ornate patterns of marble tiles - some of which date back to the 12th Century.  AIMG_4769

The floor in St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy is composed of ornate patterns of marble tiles - some of which date back to the 12th Century. AIMG_4769

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