Photographer's Note

Do you remember the alley between city walls? Here you have the entrance to it, shot on a really cold night of December. I guess that the cold helped keeping the tripod steady while the shutter was opened for 4 seconds. :D

The city walls were built in the 13th century, but that carved stone gate is only a few years old and it was put there when that stretch of the city walls was opened to the public during the day.

Despite the freezing cold, the air was very clear and that gave me the idea of trying my luck with the sunrise in Marvão [1, 2], a picturesque fortified village perched on the top of a high scarped hill that is about 20 Km from Portalegre, so I drove there afterwards. I was a bit excited for finally shooting that place and the occasion seemed hardly more appropriate. When I arrived there it was still too dark, so I parked the car and waited. Despite the cold, soon I felt asleep. When I woke up less than an hour afterwards, I was surrounded by a fog so dense that I could hardly see the front of the car. I guess the Gods of Photography decided to punish me for falling asleep. :-(

WS: A closer view of the stone gate.

Location (latitude, longitude): 39.2918,-7.4303

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Additional Photos by Jose Pires (stego) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4422 W: 612 N: 7301] (24132)
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