Convento do Espinheiro, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa
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... headed south the landscape changed to rolling hills, with cork forests, orange groves, vinyards, pastures, and meadows. Our first stop was in the village of Arraiolos which is famous for this hand-embroidered wool carpets and tapestries. We visited the local museum where we learned about the history of the rugs and the techniques for making them. Many of the rugs on display dated from the 15th and ...
We had another day in Caceres doing washing and just relaxing, which we seem to need! Then travelled along the back roads to Evora in Portugal. Another UNESCO world heritage site and for good reason. Spent the day walking inside the medieval stone wall in the old city. Low white washed buildings in tiny narrow cobbled streets with the occasional small door showing that there is a 5 star hotel behind. Lots of plazas ...
... horses is just the stallions are ridden and mares are for breeding. The stallions were kept inside all day. Two of fellows of the youngsters were lots of fun, esp. the young Frenchman the other fellow was from Australia and I did enjoy them. The work was easy. I took a bus from Coruche to Evora and am now having lunch. Also, the farm ran on a generator but only at night and dinner was ...
... mortar and cemented the entire edifice together.
It's strange in almost any context. But as are all things in the unfolding human drama throughout history, there is an explanation, albeit one a bit difficult to reconcile with modern thought. This construction project occurred in what is known as the Counter Reformation period. This was the time in the mid to late 1500s after Martin Luther, in the early ...
... rows of skulls outlining the patterns and there were columns of skulls too! On one wall there was a whole body of a person and baby with the cross and that was kind of creepy because I kept thinking the skeleton would come alive like in a scary movie and start crawling toward us. On the outside of the chapel there are the words Nós ossos que aqui estamos pelos vossos esperamos (“Our bones that are here, await for yours").Kind of creepy ...