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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Around a corner, the surprise of a stunning, blue-tiled home in southern Portugal

An exquisitely blue tiled home found along a quiet, nondescript backstreet of the coastal town of Lagos, Portugal, during the off-season (October 2014). Whether this lovely old woman was the owner or not, I do not know. But she granted me permission, via a simple nod, to take a photo and kept smiling the whole time.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Lagos, Portugal
Camera: DMC-TZ5
Copyright: © Gen Contey