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Europe » Portugal » Sintra » Cabo da Roca November 4th 2018

A few more pictures of Evora. Evora was originally Celtic and brutally conquered by the Romans, then the Moors. √Čvora was wrested from the Moors through a surprise attack by Gerald the Fearless(Geraldo Sem Pavor) in September 1165. The attractive town square was the site of some rather gruesome episodes thanks the the enthusiasm of the Inquisition. The weather turned cold, windy and somewhat wet, still the Cathedrals dripping in stolen gold did not hold a lot of pleasure. But there was an exhibition of thousands of nativity scenes from around the world that ranged from glorious to absurd. In a little workshop, hidden in a far corner, down a winding cobbled alley we found the workshop of a very talented clay sculpture Sericaia pudding is a baked custard with a crunchy top and smothered in ... read more
sintra magic well 06
sintra tower 03
Evora Holy Family 01

Europe » Portugal » Sintra » Cabo da Roca July 1st 2009

got to airport 2hours early to pick philippa up. had a bit bother working out how much parking cost and walked on some train tracks a few times.ha ross got wrong off some miserable cow for sitting on the barrier, what a stare! decided to drive to cabo da roca tnight and through some fog and be scared. found the lighthouse in the end and we're all ready for bed now after figuring out what that noise was!!!! ... read more
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