Views from Sintra, Portugal

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by pbizarro, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. pbizarro

    pbizarro TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 24, 2014
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    I posted recently some shots taken on a previous trek along this wonderful village. This past weekend, I visited again with the family, for another walk and picnic. As usual, lots of overcast and foggy weather, but that is what makes possible the lush vegetation.
    With A7II and Batis 85.
    Regards.

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  2. jarvan

    jarvan TalkEmount Regular

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    Jaroslav
    BW photos very nice, good composition :thumbup:
     
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

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    Dave
    Just a lovely town :)

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  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Very nice! #2 is my favorite;)
     
  5. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Mus
    Nice pics...#4 and 5 are my favs
     
  6. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
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    David
    Yep, 2 for me too. It makes me want to see beyond the frame.
     
  7. michealj

    michealj TalkEmount Veteran

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    Very nice set. i lingered over #3 the longest. Just some unanswered question about the hill and what the view is from the top.
     
  8. christilou

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    Christina
    These bring back happy memories of our trip last October. We didn't know how far the castle was so we walked up a seemingly endless and winding road!
     
  9. christilou

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    Christina
    This is my pic of the castle, A7R FE55

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  10. pbizarro

    pbizarro TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 24, 2014
    Portugal
    Thanks. It seems you took the normal route, which goes anticlockwise from the village up to Moor's castle. Indeed it is steep and full of twists and turns; it is actually the famous "rampa da Pena" from the Portugal Rally. It is much easier to take the route that goes clockwise from the village, much less steep, and you then come down via the rampa da Pena.
     
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  11. pbizarro

    pbizarro TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 24, 2014
    Portugal
    I see, that is actually Palacio da Pena, a little after Castelo dos Mouros.
     
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  12. Yohan

    Yohan TalkEmount Veteran

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    Vancouver, BC
    Yohan
    I will be heading to Portugal in April. Thanks for these photos.