Medieval Blue Door of Obidos

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Medieval Blue Door of Obidos

randy dannheim 8/12/2007 3:08:43 PM

Stunning image David! Wonderful composition, color, and history - thanks for sharing. #712643

INCONVENIENT TRUTH MC 8/12/2007 3:42:59 PM

Beautiful image #4637986

Susan M. Hembree 1/1/2008 11:28:23 PM

This is wonderful, David! I don't know how I missed it before. Fantastic colors and very simple. Congratulations on this winner! #5279492

Steve J. Schoolcraft 1/12/2008 11:48:39 AM

I really like this one. You have a great gallery! #5329759

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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 Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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