Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Visiting the extremity

Just when I thought I knew pretty much everything about the Portuguese landscape (from personal experience or some kind of visual source) me and the family discovered the small village of Salvaterra do Extremo. The name says it all, as the words "do Extremo" mean literally "of the extremity". And this village is indeed located on the Eastern border with Spain, on a godforsaken land.

Olympus E-P2 + Panasonic Lumix 20/1.7

The landscape is dominated by the ruins of a Spanish castle, PeƱafiel, overlooking a small canyon that divides the two countries. The cliff underneath it is a breading spot for griffon vultures (that's my wife above, trying to locate some nests).

This is also the Northern most point of the Tejo Internacional Natural Park, which will be the theme for some of the upcoming posts.

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