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Photographer's Note

Let's see if those of you who dislike my last post like this one better. :-) Or at least don't get too bored with another photo of this town and building, which I already showed in an earlier post that apparently wasn't too popular either. I often find quite difficult to get inspiration to photograph familiar places. That tends to ease sometimes since I am in TE, but I still sense that I am not the only one that feels that my own photos of familiar places are less attractive (achieved? inspired?) than the others I shot elsewhere. I wonder if that is so usual with other photographers as I think it is.

The image is a stitch of two horizontal shots. If you are already thinking that this is another geeky delirium, don't panic, this was a quite simple stitching done in Hugin (as always) because the shots overlap much and the POV didn't cause much perspective distortion, despite the short focal length, equivalent to 28mm in a classic film SLR. I guessed that things would get much more complicated if I wanted to include the corner of the pool that seems to be under the POV, which maybe would make the compo more appealing.

WS: A more distant POV.

The rest of the note is copied from my post above mentioned.

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: *

Location (latitude, longitude): 39.2946,-7.4284

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