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July 4th 2012
Published: July 4th 2012
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towards the castle
Today another discovery trip. The Castelo de S. Jorge was build on a very priveledge area, called the Citadel. The Moors/ Arabs build it middle 11th century. As a stronghold for the elite, and city Administrates. After 1147 it also became a home for the Royalty. From here you have beautiful views over the city. The Museum hold relics found on site diggings. An Italian urn dates from the second century. Amazing. On the way up on the bus we travelled through some interesting sections of the old city. So we decided to go down by foot. Ah, you say easy. Let us tell you walking in Portugal is never easy, because of the paving. Could be blocks of 5 centimetre square or worse just stones put down any which way. If you want to look at anything you need to stand still, because the holes or sharp edges jutting out causing dramas with your ankles. On a very busy touristic spot, Liz was caught between people. A young man in front of her stopped and would not move. She became squased and became alarmed. She pushed the bloke forward, looked down at her camera bag and saw that the zipper
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gate to the castle
over her purse was half open. I had noticed that and I yelled out to her watch out. The guy made out he was innocent. He had help from a woman partner. Liz yelled at him and took her camera out and snapped him but he had disappeared. That was close. We came, surprice, surprice. to another church. After the earth quake, it was build on the old side of a Synagoge. Only the Portal was saved and how lucky was that, because it is beautiful. We bought stamps for the post cards and the Lady there spoke fluent English. We hopped on the red open tourist bus, but we did that yesterday as well,so we just enjoyed the ride till we arrived at our hotel. We now will leave Lisboa to go to the bottom of Portugal.


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view of the city
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from the castle walls
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inside the castle
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fountain fish
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king Fernando
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2nd century Urn
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view through the Arch
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Allan on his Lion
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another view over Lisboa
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the Castle walls
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holding up the walls
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romantic garden
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fortification
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street in the old city
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gate in the city
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old Synagoge
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Pombal redeveloped Lisboa after the earth quake
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having a rest
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Liz climbing the walls
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view from hotel room
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walking over Portugese paving
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it is very hot


5th July 2012

Your trip
Hi Alfons en Lies We genieten van jullie reis verslagen en foto's. Er is heel wat historie te zien in Portugal.Ook de moorse invloeden,zowel in educatie als kunst en cultuur.Wij hebben in 2008 een rondtrip gemaakt in het zuid oosten van portugal oa de ria formosa en langs de grens rivier guadiana.Rustig en mooi gebied.Groot contrast met de steden en het platte land.Hartelijke groete van ons en goede reis verder!

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