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BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: TRACES OF THE PAST Y4-04

Paula at Lost in Translation presented us a challenge for this month: traces of the past. And I choose the Castle of Óbidos (Castelo de Óbidos) is a well-preserved medieval castle located in the civil parish of Santa Maria, São Pedro e Sobral da Lagoa, in the municipality of Óbidos, Portuguese district of Leiria (Wiikipedia).

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: TRACES OF THE PAST Y3-09

Paula’s Thursday’s Special theme for this week is “Traces of the past”

The Monsaraz Medieval  Castle, being built in the late 13th century. Inside the fortress there’s an arena used for bullfighting starting from the year 1830. Today, it serves this purpose mainly during the annual festivities in honour of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Arena

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL Traces of the Past

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: TRACES OF THE PAST Y3-07

Paula at Lost in Translation presented us a challenge:  Traces of the past Y3-07.

Episcopal Palace of Astorga (Spain) was destroyed by a fire in 1886, Bishop Grau of Astorga engaged his friend architect Antonio Gaudi build a new one.  It was built between 1889 and 1913.

Traces of the past

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Black & White Sunday

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: TRACES OF THE PAST Y2-06

Paula at Lost in Translation presented us a challenge:  Traces of the past Y2-06.

I decided to post this photo taken in Switzerland, is about the medieval astronomical Zytglogge, which in Bernese German means “time bell”.

The Zytglogge is a landmark medieval tower in Bern, Switzerland. Built in the early 13th century, it has served the city as guard tower, prison, clock tower, centre of urban life and civic memorial.

Bern’s most famous Old Town sight, this ornate clock tower once formed part of the city’s western gate (1191–1256). Crowds congregate to watch its revolving figures twirl at four minutes before the hour, after which the chimes begin. The clock tower supposedly helped Albert Einstein hone his special theory of relativity, developed while working as a patent clerk in Bern (Wikipedia).

Traces of the past

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Black & White Sunday: Traces of the Past

Paula at Lost in Translation presented us a challenge:  Traces of the past Y3-04.

I decided to post this photo taken in Spain (2014/12/13), “ El Castillo de Pelegrina” is a Spanish castle built between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries near the small town of Pelegrina, very close to the Siguenza, is well known for its famous Barranco del Rio Dulce. Unfortunately this Castle is in bad condition and in risk of disappearance.

 

Traces of the Past