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women

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women

2 fishes

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2 fishes

portuguese stone pavement

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portuguese stone pavement

white columns

white columns

Detail of the colonnade of this peculiar building that is located in Olhão (Algarve, Portugal). It has three floors and four facades, each communicating with the outside through four different shaped staircases, each of these, in turn, facing a primary cardinal point (North, South, West and East) and each representing the four natural elements (water, earth, fire and air) through the representations of a stylized fish, a snake, a Portuguese guitar and a violin.

Detail of indoor stairs and a skylight, inside the same building:
white stairs detail skylight

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handicap sign

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handicap sign

the rebel dot

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the rebel dot

pavement detail

pavement detail