INDUSTRIAL ARCHEOLOGY

COIMBRA

COIMBRA

COIMBRA

COIMBRA

COIMBRA

These wonderful twin buildings have stone quoins and pediments on the street side. We have no clue of what they are – an entrance to a factory, perhaps, but now just a parking lot for the 17th c. Criminal Court in front. One of them is clearly inhabited; the other’s crumbling wall plaster reveals the brickwork construction underneath.

Two other smaller houses exist between them. They seem more recent, in a standard but cute Portuguese vernacular, whereas the two larger pavilions both look English Palladian. If you read this and know their story, please advise!

Ladeira de Santa Justa, Coimbra

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