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Medieval Blue Door of Obidos

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Medieval Blue Door of Obidos
Description: 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.
Uploaded on 8/12/2007 1:04:14 PM

Made with Fuji FinePix S3 Pro Digital SLR

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