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The colours of Alentejo

The colours of Alentejo
Water reservoir of Vila Viçosa.

Colours of the Alentejo
The color of the buildings is one of the parameters that contributes to the definition of the identity of a place because it reflects the specific cultural values of the territory in which the dwellings are inserted and of the society that inhabited it over time. In this context, historic centers, are, in general, subject to more stringent rules but not always ...
Rigorous construction and maintenance, are important sources of information on materials and pictorial techniques traditionally employed. In Alentejo, the early preference shown by Municipal legislation for the use of lime - in painting exterior elevations and maintaining them - now allows to analyze the pigments that made up the chromatic palette
The urban agglomerations.
In the historic nuclei of the 47 municipalities of the province of Alentejo, spread over the districts of Beja, Évora, Portalegre and Setúbal, there are still many traces of whitewashing and pigmented bars, especially in buildings that are uninhabited or that have been maintained with few means. . From the observation of these buildings, we can see the importance that color has achieved in traditional finishes and we conclude that, contrary to what is suggested by the current stereotyped urban image of Alentejo, the colour keeps as much as possible still limited to the famous ocher and blue bars.

Helena Ferreira, Fred Fouarge, Malik Raoulda, Xata and 14 other people have particularly liked this photo

11 comments - The latest ones
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautifully composed architectural image.
5 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Great capture, Jose !!
5 months ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
That blue is so bright, it sings a song!

Happy day dear Jose
5 months ago.
Annemarie club
love to be in Alentejo
5 months ago.
Ruth club
Thank you for posting your wonderful image to
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5 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Outstanding architectural shot! Stay well!

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5 months ago.
RHH club
Great information, Jose, and a wonderful photo. Love the contrasts and colors.
5 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
These colors are wonderful, José. And it’s a very nice presentation !
5 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Nice composition and excellent colours Jose

Thank you for posting in the group
5 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Klasse Compo José!
5 months ago.
RHH club
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