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As you can see from my uploads, my vacation time in Portugal was very rich in extreme experiences ranging from a gay beach to the sanctuary of Fatima but believe me this is just the beginning...

Fatima is a very interesting place. There are crowds of believers arriving here every day from the whole Europe. As you can imagine this may heavily impact the traffic. We were lucky to participate in the prayer at 21.30 which is very atmospheric due to candles which people bring with themselves.

You can read about Fatima’s history here. I will just mention that in 1917 three children had multiple visions of St Mary here. The children were so convincing that on the October 13th they were able to assemble a crowd of 70,000 people in this place, many of which had a vision called the Miracle of the Sun. Some people saw it other didn’t, it is certainly pity that they did not have digital cameras at that time.

This shot taken at a sunset light is my personal interpretation of how beautiful the colors may have been at that famous evening. Of course this pretty basilica was built much later and now it hosts the tombs of those 3 children.

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