If the world was black and white.....
and I was given the power to create two colours......
.....I know exactly what I would choose.
Blue and tourquise as in the 16th century Turquise and Syrian plates we found at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.
Turkish born Calouste Gulbenkian was only 14 when he started his art collection. Some years later he did a good deal with four major oil compnies which granted him 5% stake, and this made home a multimillionaire. During WWII he went to live in Portugal and when he died in 1955 the Portugise State inherited his collection in form of a trust.
One of my instagram friends lives in Lisbon, and when he, in a comment on my blog, mentioned the Gulbenkian Collection I knew it was a place we had to visit. So after the tile museum we took a taxi up there.
And if it is possible to fall in live with a museum, with a collection of art,
well, that´s exactly what we did!
China, tapestries, books, furniture, paintings, jewelty.........and more. I could move riht into the museum and live on its art for breakfast, lunch and dinner for ever.
Before going back to our hotel we discovered that the museum also has a garden. And what a garden!
But that is a post for another day!