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Walls painted with lime

Walls painted with lime
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Copyright: Lurdes Melo (CallMeMaria) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1777 W: 155 N: 4808] (24842)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-11-08
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2020-01-27 6:53
Viewed: 121
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lime (cal, in portuguese), is an alkaline white substance, solid at natural temperatures. When exposed to the infernal temperature of the Summer of the southern Iberian (especially the hinterland) Peninsula, it will, like other white coloured substances do, reflect the heat coming from the sun. I remember painting walls with lime. It's a white rock that you put in water, then it starts making boiling sounds and bubbles. Finally, when it's ready, it looks exactly like the chemical paints we use today to totally destroy our waters and our beautiful planet. The photo was taken in Monasaraz, Alentejo, a medieval city built on a mountain.

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Hi Lurdes

Interesting architecture and well framed picture.

well done


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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2020-01-29 6:43]

Lime that we have name چونا CHOUNA used in many quotations and idioms in sense to make fool one self. Here we are surrounded with high mountains and all those Lime Stone, those are put on high flame for hour and that turn into Lime. For a time this was tradition making the mud houses paint with Lime but now it used rarely. Nice catch and TFS.

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