Photographer's Note

Another landscape from my beloved Alentejo, the region of Portugal where I was born, that fills roughly most of the country that lies South and West of Lisbon.

This kind of stone houses are very common. I guess that in the past some of them were home to peasants, but now they are either abandoned or serve to keep agricultural tools and stuff like animal food. Some of them never had other use.

The tree is a holm oak (Quercus rotundifolia), a close "cousin" of the cork oak which is the subject of one of my earlier posts. In that post you can find some notes on these trees.

The place is near 3 rural chapels, the most important of which, Senhora da Graça, is very popular locally and is the centre of a festival celebrated every Monday after Easter. It's less than 1 Km away from "Poço dos burros" (Well of the donkeys), which was the subject of two of my earlier post (I and II).

As allways, critiques and comments, either bad or good, are welcome. Don't be shy telling what you think, as that is much of the fun of TE.

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