Portugal - May 31st and June 1st
Peniche, Obidos and the Conimbriga Museum
Peniche is a coastal town on a peninsula north of Lisbon.
Trail out to a view point that looks back at Peniche.
Newly retired lifeboat in the center of town.
The town wall is now part of a beautiful park on the land side of town.
Fortaleza built in the 16th century. It now houses a museum dedicated to when the fort was a prison for political dissidents in the 1950's.
Fortaleza wall - wild flowers were in bloom everywhere.
New use for old shoes.
Obidos is a scenic walled town.
Tiled walls inside the main gate.
The 45 foot high wall surrounding the town was built in the 14th century.
View of a home with a yard. Usually homes don't have enough space for a yard.
Tiled entry to a home with a garden.
Conimbriga - Roman ruins from the 2nd century. This is a large outdoor archaeological site . The mosaics are amazing.
House of the swastika mosaic.
Two mosaics - There were fabulous mosaics everywhere in amazingly good condition.
House of the fountains. Renovations in 1953 show how the water gardens would have looked.