Façade of the Covilhã Church in Lisbon, Portugal ~ Ceramic tiles depicting various saints, (azulejos), adorn many Portugese walls & buildings. The art of decorative tiling was introduced in Portugal by the Moors over 5 centuries ago
A harvester hauls away strips of bark from a Portuguese cork tree. The tree will stand for nine years before it is stripped again—if people are still harvesting cork by then. Photo by Sebastian Rich and World Wildlife Fund.