15.8.10

Kitsch e-cards from Monsaraz















James Martin wrote about Monsaraz:

Monsaraz is a walled village in the eastern Alentejo near Evora, on a hill fortified by the Knights Templar--the position ideal to protect Portugal from invaders from Spain. From inside the walls of Monsaraz you can see all across the Alentejo plain, across the Alqueva lakes and the River Guadiana into Spain. The whitewashed Monsaraz is certainly deserving of its title, "jewel in the crown" of the Alentejo region.
Monsaraz offers a delightful medieval atmosphere in a small, tidy village entered through a towered village gate. On the other end of the village is the castle, the interior now used for the occasional Portuguese bullfight or soccer game.[...]

James Martin

1 comentário:

panathinaeos disse...

as is always the case, little knowledge is more depressing than no knowledge at all... I find myself wanting to know more, as this village is absolutely wonderful!!!
thank you for sharing the photos and the dream...