Every Street is a Mosaic

Mosaic sidewalk, Lisbon

Even the most ordinary street in Lisbon is a mosaic. The stones may be simply-hewn blocks of some kind of gray rock, or elaborate black and white designs, as found in the praças. Obviously putting them in place and maintaining them is labour-intensive, but they have the advantage of providing an easily-repaired surface that also allows rain water to percolate into the ground.

Mosaic paving, Lisbon

Mosaic sidewalk, Lisbon

Mosaic sidewalk, Lisbon

Mosaic pavement, Lisbon

This entry was written by Mary Soderstrom , posted on Monday June 08 2009at 09:06 am , filed under Europe, Public Space and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

One Response to “Every Street is a Mosaic”

  • Lisbon is really a amazing and unique city, portuguese pavement is art in the streets, patterns and mosaiacs are everywhere, sidewalks, plazas, all over the city.There´s also portuguese pavement in other cities like Oporto, Ponta Delgada (Azores),Coimbra and Faro (Algarve).Roc2c is a portuguese brand, interested in new forms and artistic design for portuguese pavement all over the world.

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