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View of tree and Sintra from Castelo dos Mouros  
   

View of tree and Sintra from Castelo dos Mouros

This shot was taken as we were heading back down from the castle to the village
Lisbon '07

September 28th 2007
It had been 7 years since I traveled abroad. That was when I met up with my long time friend and traveling companion Max, in the unknown territory that was Eastern Europe. A decade earlier, communism had crumbled with the fall of the Berlin wall, and many former Eastern bloc countries declared their independence soon after. Czechoslovakia would become the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Many, includi ... read more
Europe » Portugal » Lisbon & Tagus Valley » Lisbon

Portuguese Flag Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil a... ... read more
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