Village of Obidos

Uploaded: July 16, 2012 19:48:55

Description

On our second day in Portugal, we explored the countryside north of Lisbon and found this beautiful little village, completely enclosed by the village wall. The area was first inhabited by the Romans and then fell into the hands of the Moors who built the first settlement on the top of this hill in the 700's. In 1148, the first King of Portugal stormed the Moorish castle taking it from the Moors. This shot taken from the top of the South Tower.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/750 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D200

Comments

Jack Gaskin July 16, 2012

Beautiful Capture and interesting history.
Enjoy the Food while there

Jack #1475246

Robert R. Goodman level-addict July 16, 2012

Hi Ann,Wonderful capture my friend.Hear it is a very beautiful country.As for us out here in the southwest the heat is on,Always a favorite!!!!! #10232742

Tiia Vissak July 17, 2012

a beautiful view! #10232808

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe July 17, 2012

Beautiful clarity, depth and capture, Ann. #10232882

Monnie Ryan July 17, 2012

Wow - beautiful scene, Ann! #10233330

Terry Cervi level-classic July 17, 2012

Great shot and good information as well, Ann! #10233398

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe July 17, 2012

Absolutely beautiful location and pov, Ann!! Very interesting info, too!! Glad you had such an awesome trip!! #10233458

Gord MacEachern July 17, 2012

Hi Ann, wow, an amazing capture, what a composition!
Love the history also!! #10233490

Mike Clime July 17, 2012

Neat little village, like the wall that surrounds it and terrific info about it, Ann! #10233693

John Connolly July 17, 2012

An amazing scene and great information Ann! You captured this one beautifully, and I love your POV! #10233844

frank w. degenhardt level-classic July 17, 2012

Yes, the concept of a city within walls that surround it goes back so far and has been duplicated over the hundreds of years. For sure you composition, depth, pov, give us this beautiful and amazing view. You did a spectacular job with this my friend. Way to go. #10233971

Tammy Espino July 17, 2012

What beautiful landscape and a fantastic capture! #10234007

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe July 21, 2012

Thank you all! #10238830

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