Thursday, June 29, 2017

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.




Interesting planter.
















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.


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