One of the first thing you notice in Portugal, whether you’re in Lisbon or the Algarve or anywhere else in this wonderful country, is the tile work. While not necessarily unique to Portugal, the extent to which the Portuguese use tile as an integral feature of their architecture is, at least in our experience, unmatched. Today’s post is a photo journey along a trail of Portuguese tiles (not too many words but LOTS of pictures – the way Debra likes it!). We’re so glad you’ve decided to join us!
Shopping in exotic locales is fun. Debra really loves it. I even get a kick out of it. But Debra really loves it. Here she is in a gallery of sorts just off of Istiklal Caddesi in the Beyoglu area of Istanbul (one of our favorite places, by the way).
The trouble with shopping around the world is that you end up bringing things home.
The pics above show bamboo scaffolding on a building under construction in Hong Kong. No metal. No wood. Just bamboo.
Construction methods in the SoMoToHo are not so exotic. Wood framing; sheet rock; tape, bed and texture; PVC pipe. The destruction is by no means over. But there has been a turn toward construction. You can begin to see the shape the new kitchen will take. For instance, the picture below shows that framing for the new window above the relocated sink has been done, showing where it will go, and the majority of the wiring has been completed (see the blue outlet boxes in the pic). Continue reading “The Heart of the SoMoToHo – The Kitchen – Part 4 of Many – The Turn to Progress”