Photographer's Note

Let me show you another view of the town where I was born and spent my teenage years. Incidentally, the exact place where I was born is less than 200 meters away from this place and I'll pass the New Year's night very near also.

This is the "new" Town Hall of Portalegre. I put the new between quotes because the Town Hall used to be in another old building until about two years ago, when it was moved to this renovated building dating from the 17th century, which was originally built to house a Jesuit college, but was converted to a big textile factory the next century, after the expulsion of the Jesuits from Portugal. I have no idea of when the the factory stopped working. As far as I know, in the early 1970's it didn't work any more, although a small part of the building housed the tapestry manufacture that produced the relatively famous Portalegre tapestries [1, 2], which was moved to another place some years ago.

Link to all my posts of Portalegre: *

I already wished you all a Happy New Year in my last post because I thought I wouldn't be on-line before 2009, but I renew those wishes again.

Location (latitude, longitude): 39.2946,-7.4286

Update 15-Jan-2009: I posted another photo of this place, with a wider angle.

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