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Torre de Belem

Ancient Lisbon Fort on the Rio Tejo
From a Window High Above

October 27th 2015
The tiny room is only slightly lit by the pre-dawn sky. Outside the window, two cruise ships have moored in these last few minutes before dawn. The ships are lit like giant Christmas trees against the grey Rio Tejo. The sky to the east of the river begins to develop a faint orange band along the horizon. The bright white buildings that flow down the hillside to the river reflect the early light an ... read more
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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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28th October 2015

Lisbon seem to be worth a visit
We did spend a few hours in Lisbon between flight once and we thought it might be worth going there for a visit. Thanks to your blog we know for sure it would be worth it. Thanks for sharing your photos and your story with us./Ake
28th October 2015

Definitely worth a stop...
I think Lisbon is definitely worth a stop. So many things to see, There are also many things close by that we have just begun to visit. Check it out, for sure. Thanks for reading, Ake!

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