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Medieval Blue Door of Obidos

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Medieval Blue Door of Obidos
Medieval Blue Door of Obidos
Photograph taken of a blue medieval door in Obidos, Portugal.

Obidos is a picture-postcard town, flower-covered balconies, whitewashed houses, roofs of orange tiles and narrow cobblestone streets -- all surrounded by Moorish walls and dominated by an old castle. This tiny walled town has hardly changed at all since the middle ages. It started its existence as a fortress on the sea but the bay silted up leaving the town without a purpose. In 1228 King Dinis paused at Óbidos. His wife so admired the charm of the town, he gave it to her as a present.
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randy dannheim
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2006
    Stunning image David! Wonderful composition, color, and history - thanks for sharing.


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8/12/2007 3:08:43 PM

 
INCONVENIENT TRUTH MC
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/6/2005
 

Beautiful image


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8/12/2007 3:42:59 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/18/2006
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This is wonderful, David! I don't know how I missed it before. Fantastic colors and very simple. Congratulations on this winner!


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1/1/2008 11:28:23 PM

 
Steve J. Schoolcraft
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/16/2007
 

I really like this one. You have a great gallery!


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1/12/2008 11:48:39 AM

 
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