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Southern Portugal in 2011

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Sintra is a municipality just outside of Lisbon that is famed for its historically significant architecture, and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a huge center for tourism, too. It was amazingly beautiful, even to my eye, which is usually not overly stirred by human construction.

It was also interesting in having a climate different from anything else I saw in Portugal. It was extremely humid and cool, and the lush moist vegetation reflected this.

The photographs above are a few moments from an ascent we made to an old Moorish castle.

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Revised: June 2011
©Barry Rice, 2005