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... br> towards the south wall. We found a small art gallery that was selling photos of
Marvoa. The photos included photos of the village in fog. Apparently, for much
of the year Marvoa is cloudy and foggy. Of course, we will always think of this
village as sunny. The photographer was attempting to document the effects of climate change on this quaint hilltop village.
We then walked the wall until we reached the street the
Pousada is ...
... were able to tell that one foundation was a store and another
foundation was a laundry. Some of the buildings were easy to identify, such as
the bathhouse. The mosaics were truly beautiful. In the 3rd or early 4th
century a wall was built for protection. It had an average thickness of 9 feet.
In 468, the Suevi burned the town and killed all the inhabitants.
The next stop was at the Convento de Christo. This is a very ...
... 30. We were not willing to wait. We checked out the old castle and view from there over PraÁa de Republica, an attractive plaza lined with orange trees and in the countryside beyond. We also could see a scattering of the marble quarries.
The lovely white-washed houses in town sported marble window sills and door frames. We saw lots of marble even inside humble looking homes we peeked in. Some sidewalks and ...
Elvas is a fortified border town. Its star shaped fortifications and 3 separate forts are said to be the biggest and most complete in Europe. Vauban the famous French designer conceived the plans. The star shape is irregular to allow for strategic ...
Although we were retracing our steps today, the back to front journey seemed different and quicker!
We stopped for lunch in the MH Aire at Zafra, with a French MH for company and then went across country to Badajoz, right on the Spanish/ Portugese border.
We proceeded into Portugal and remembered to put our watches BACK an hour, so we were the same time as at home. We used the Pay motorway, ...