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... as well.
While we were at Belem we checked out the Torre de Belem and the old monastery and church. The church in particular had quite striking architecture which we thought looked very baroque, all ornamental and "busy" but the information lady said no to that. It was in “Manuela” style, named after Manuela, a Portuguese architect who designed things in baroque style!
We strolled along the ...
... very friendly and have befriended another couple of a similar age from Canada, Doug and Judith, who have 2 daughters that are school teachers, one of them is teaching in Ireland! Doug and Judith are also lovely but Dylan thinks that seeing as Doug is some type of psychologist, he is constantly asking people questions to help analyse them!! That's a sample of the group...so far things are going ok. The seat rotation has settled since a few days ago. We just ...
... you stood upon that separated you from the distant past.
After we toured for a good 4 hours it was dark and we started to walk down the narrow cobblestone streets. We walk by a few wine bars that you miss if you blinked. I say this literally more than figuratively because no restaurant or store in Lisbon has a big "store front" they we we do in the us. The door of the restaurant might look like the back door to someones ...
... part of the 16th Century. The main church is impressive inside, with high vaulted ceilings and the usual array of gold plated ornaments. As usual with these big impressive structures, someone important "resides" here. In this instance it is Vasco de Gama, the famed Portuguese explorer and navigator who helped to shape not only the Portuguese Oversees Empire but a huge chunk of colonial Asia when he became the first European to discover India by sea
... saw large numbers of wind turbines. These were huge monstrosities but whilst they might have been a blight on the landscape (which, really, they weren't if you looked at them with an open mind), it was an obvious sign that Portugal takes its sourcing and using of alternative fuels seriously. Good on them, I say.
Later on today, we leave Portugal for Spain. On to our next adventure.
Moce mada and love to you all.
[This contribution: Bob]