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A Foggy Dream
Photo By Jose Antunes

  • Title: A Foggy Dream
  • State/Province/Region:
  • Country: Portugal
  • Nearest Area: Lisbon
  • Nearest Town: Sintra
  • Brief Directions: The easiest way to reach Sintra is by taking the train from Lisbon. The small city can easily be negotiated on foot. Fro there you can either take a small bus up to the castle, rent a bike or... walk. And take pictures. Lots of pictures.
  • Notes: Spring, Autmun and Winter are the best periods to feel the "spirit of the place" with the mists in Autumn fitting into the Romantic aura of this unique mixture of nature and History.
  • GPS Longitude: 9
  • GPS Latitude: 38
  • Description: Pal├ício da Pena, a Palace built even before the Rhine castles, sits atop a dense park and forest planted by Ferdinand II, a portuguese king of austrian origin. The palace, that Richard Wagner aludes as the place of the Grail in a visit to Sintra, is the oldest palace inspired by European Romanticism mixing several styles: Neo-Gothic, Islamic and Neo-Renaissance.
  • Gear: Canon EOS 50D, 100-400mm
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