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Portugal 2013

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S: October 2013

BC: adeus Portugal

FC: Fantastic Portugal

1: Porto and the Douro River

2: flat-bottomed rebelos for transporting port wine... and tourists

3: ... the tourists

6: Cod casserole?.... Delicious!

7: Port Wine tasting... It's what's for breakfast!

10: The Lello Bookstore. Truly a wonder of the world, at least the literary world..

11: View from the Vila Gale' Hotel, Porto..

12: Sagres oyster farms

13: Santiago de Compostela, Spain

14: Catedral de Santiago de Compostela | Botafumiero

15: Tomb of St. James the Greater, Apostle of Christ

17: San Jaime Restaurant. Good call, Teresa!

20: Tony China Brazilian son of Japanese immigrants and joyous pilgrim!

22: Howard & Ruth somehow end up near the bar in every location. We admire that in our fellow travelers.

25: Palacio de Mateus

26: Quinta da Pacheca, one of the oldest wine estates in the Douro Valley

27: I know its a Winery, but do you have vodka?

28: Before or after the wine tasting... you be the judge...

30: Amarante dating from the 4th century BC in the Minho Region of the Douro Valley, resting place of Beato Gonzalo

31: the striped houses on the Costa Nova | Its five o'clock somewhere....

33: Painted boats of Aviero

34: Why yes, I would love another glass..

36: Dinis 1 of Portugal

37: The University of Coimbra. Founded in 1290 by King Dinis

38: Worldwide pants...

39: Fado guitar

40: The Palace Hotel, former residence and hunting lodge of the Portuguese Royal Family in the Bucaco Forest on the site of a Carmelite Convent & Chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Milk

42: The 260 acre Bucaco Forest established by the Carmelites in 1628

43: site of the Roman ruins and original capital Conimbriga near Coimbra

45: Museu Monografico de Conimbriga

49: Saudade... longing for something that cannot be... FADO The Carnegie Hall of Fado in miniature in a converted 14th century Chapel aCappella with singer, Nuno SIlva inesqecivel!

50: Not only the best tour guide in Portugal, but a good sport too!!

52: Pam & Dad, the King & Queen of quite a lot!

53: Restaurante O Tamanco in the beautiful seaside fishing village of Nazare'

54: Drying fish on the beach in Nazare' | View from the cliffs in Nazare' | Avos on parade...

56: The Legend of Nazare'. On September 14, 1182, Dom Fuas Roupinho was hunting deer when a heavy fog came up from the sea. He was saved from plunging over the cilffs by the intersession of the Blessed Mother and bulit a Chapel in her honor on the site

57: Convento de Christo in Tomar. Constructed as a Templar stronghold around 1160, it reverted to the Knights of the Order of Christ, created by King Dinis in 1319, when the Order of the Knights Templar were suppressed. Prince Henry the Navigator was the most famous of the Knights of the Order of Christ.

62: Like morning light break forth of eastern skies and astound with beauty the waking eyes... A rainbow

63: The village of Aljustrel, home of Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco, visionaries of Fatima | Lucia's niece

65: Lunch in Batalha at the vinho em qualquer circunstancia... Oh, my!

66: Santa Maria da Vitória Monastery in Batalha. King John 1 and his wife Queen Philippa are buried here

69: Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Alcobaca, founded in 1153. Burial place of tragic lovers King Pedro and Ines.. Facing each other eternally in death. The lesson here is: Don't mess with Inez!

70: Pedro & Ines

72: Medieval water system... still working.

73: If you ever need to roast a whole oxen... this is the kitchen for you...

74: The pilgrimage markers for the Way of St. James to Santiago de Compostelo

75: The lovely village of Obidos

76: Lisboa Monument of the Discoveries on the Tagus River honoring Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama and other Portuguese Maritime explorers, and the Tower of Belem, built to commemorate da Gama's voyages.

77: Monasterios dos Jeronimos, was begun by Henry the Navigator in 1459, and completed by King Manuel I beginning in 1495. Vasco da Gama, who is buried here, prayed in the Monastery with his crew in 1497 before sailing to the Orient.

79: Whether it's spelled with an "o" or an "a"... the visual is pretty clear

81: Queluz Palace northwest of Lisbon. Built by Dom Pedro, later King Pedro III in the 1700's for his niece and wife, Queen Maria I thereby totally ignoring the laws of consanguinity. See etching of their son Joao VI above. Just saying...

82: Pena Palace Sintra

84: Palacio da Vila SIntra Fantastic!

85: We're dancin' in the street. Across the ocean blue, me and you We're dancin n the street! Martha & the Vandella's and Dick...

86: Shopping and pastry... it doesn't get any better than that!

87: Apenas o melhor! | The gorgeous Portuguese coast between Sintra and Lisbon. Unforgettable!

88: A seafaring nation

89: Muito obrigada, Teresa... we had the best time! XO

90: Jose Maria de Fonseca Winery, Azietao, southeast of Lisbon Those wine tastings just never get old!

92: The coastal road to Setubal

93: Templo de Diana, first century AD in Evora

94: Evora

95: Capela dos Ossos Evora | Vasco da Gama Bridge and Lisbon as the sun sets

96: Palácio Nacional da Ajuda Lisbon

97: CIty scenes, Lisbon... and, of course, pastry!

99: Pateo Alfama Lisbon FADO!

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