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This photo was taken in Idanha a Velha, an small but ancient portuguese village. In fact, it was founded by Romans like an intermediate point between Guarda and Mérida (Emerita Agusta), and is one of the most important archaeological sites in Portugal.

Walking through it's tiny streets I saw what seemed to be a tipical postal. It's not a great picture, but I like it becouse it shows many tipical aspects of this village and Portugal, all in one shot.

First of all, you can see tipical small square houses, one after another. Of course thay are made from stone (as most of the houses and walls), being big stones for the structure and small stones and sand for the rest. The door is wood made.

In the foreground you can see a tipical grill made from an oil can. They are used to cook sardines, but as far as I know they use to do it in the middle of the street (well, having so small houses it make senses if you think about smell and smoke, but I guess they do this only in summer or spring).

Just over the grill you can see a dark circle: it is an iron ring where people used to tie their donkeys or mules (just as you park your bike or car).

The truck is not so old, but in my opinion is tipical too, becouse here you can see many trucks like this, with a wood made box at the rear. This is the only place where I have seen them, and I have seen a lot. So for me, they are tipical.

Between the truck and the grill, there is a clothes line, and this is all I have to say for this picture. Sorry if anathing of this is incorrct or inaccurate, but I have told things just as people told me. Well, I hope you like it.

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