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This is another photo for one of my favourite themes. Once more I'm posting this little church, that is one of my favourite.
This little hermitage is devoted to Our Lady, in this case of Aracelis, that means something like Altar of the Sky. The place is magic, it's situated on the top of a hill (almost 300 metres high) and besides the wonderful view, it's also a good place for birdwatching.It was the first time I went there in the morning, this time I tried to get there at around 07.00 a.m., when the light was still very weak and the plains around were still covered with fog. No one around, only the birds and the cattle could be heard.
This is an ancient place of worship,the pilgrimage takes place in September and by that time, many farmers come here to ask for good crops and for rain.
It has also a particularity,it's situated on the border between Castro Verde and Mertola, as far as I know, the church is situated in the municipality of Castro Verde and the churchyard is situated in the municipality of Mertola.

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