A building in Lisbon

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Ceiling detail

This weekend, I visited a building that had recently been renovated and restored by Broteria, a Jesuit community in Lisbon.

Portugal is full of surprises but what I saw inside went beyond my expectations.

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A decorated ceiling in one of the large rooms.
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An adjoining room with painted scenes on the ceiling.

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Each wall in the stairwell depicts a season. The scene pictured here is Winter.
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This wall scene depicts Spring.
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The graceful stairway.
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Wood inlay floors, wood wainscot with embossed leather walls framed in a hammered tin in a room with a fireplace that I imagine was once a study.

When you see the outside of the older buildings in Lisbon, you have no idea what you will find inside.

-Dora Taylor

 

 

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