Dreaming of Obidos

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Dreaming of Obidos

Ronald Balthazor level-addict 3/23/2008 1:38:46 AM

Great subject and treatment, David. Now my wife will never be happy with the perfume I gave her for her birthday. #883747

Michelle Alton 3/23/2008 3:58:27 AM

This is a magnificent image, David. Just wonderful to view!
Michelle #5681616

Paul G Slate 3/23/2008 4:48:29 AM

great capture! love the tones! #5681883

Joao Martinho 3/25/2008 11:10:31 AM

Obidos is a beautiful town indeed and your photos do a great honour to this place. Very complete and accurate description David, to be said that since king Dinis offered this town to his queen, Obidos has been allways the wedding gift by the all kings of Portugal. #5696059

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Description

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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