CLOCK TOWER

CALDAS_RAINHA_MUSEU_CERAMICA_FACADEMuseu da Cerâmica, Caldas da Rainha.

A Romantic house built in the 1890s, with many features based on the decorative arts tradition of the area: mainly all to do with ceramics and tiles. Azulejo panels decorate the walls above and below the windows, some three-dimensional and colorful and others in 17th c. style, blue and white like Delft tiles. There are many wonderfully weird features about the house, one of which is the only part with plastered walls, this “clock tower” with moorish windows and upside-down anchor-shaped iron tie bar caps. Both roof eaves have the double-line barrel detail typical of Central and Southern Portugal vernacular roofs. Here it is added to a chunky projecting cornice, as if to employ every trick in the book.

archived in EXTERIORS Caldas da RainhaEaves & GuttersManor Houses & PalacesRoof tiles
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