September 19, 2011

Rococo in Portugal


Mr. O and I have bounced out of London for a few days on a business trip to Portugal.  Walking the streets of historic Coimbra, I couldn't help but notice the influence of the Rococo style in the architecture...






















One of the tell tale signs of the Rococo period is the use of the shell motif .  Take a look at a few of these detail shots for a close up glimpse of the scalloped design element...







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