E.J.Wilkins

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Moorish Castle, Sintra

Another view of the Moorish Castle at Sintra, Portugal.  Taken last summer, I think from near the National Palace.
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Thanks for all your recent comments, I do appreciate them.
I'm not around much at the moment. It's exam time and I'm being a taxi driver for our eldest and it, and the waiting, is taking a lot of each day.
The last exam we are taking is on 28th June.
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Moorish Castle, Sintra

Another view of the Moorish Castle at Sintra, Portugal.  Taken last summer, I think from near the National Palace.
...

Thanks for all your recent comments, I do appreciate them.
I'm not around much at the moment. It's exam time and I'm being a taxi driver for our eldest and it, and the waiting, is taking a lot of each day.
The last exam we are taking is on 28th June.
.....

If you have a spare moment, please visit my vfxy

comments (13)

How did they get the stones up there?
EJWilkins: I think they used rock from the mountain, the hills are littered with massive boulders.
Great perspective. It really shows off the crowning of the hilltop by the man made structure. There must be quite a view from up there!
EJWilkins: Yes, there are magnificent views in all directions. It's quite a place to visit. I'll show some more pictures next week along with some more information. Thanks smile
  • sparklite
  • Toronto, Canada.
  • 22 Jun 2007, 03:16
Goodluck on your exams! smile
EJWilkins: Only one more to go thank goodness, and possibly the hardest of the lot. I'm glad it isn't me that's taking them. Thanks Iain. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Jun 2007, 09:28
I like this one very much, Ellie. The castle appears like a kid's play castle, it is so far up the hill from you. It looks nigh on impregnable.
EJWilkins: I promise to share some more views, not always the best of pictures though, that will give you an idea of what it's like up there. Some information too. It's a magnificent place.
Nice perspective Ellie.
EJWilkins: Thanks smile
Really like this shot
EJWilkins: Thanks Aussie, good to hear it smile
miss some color
EJWilkins: The hills are covered in green trees, that's all there is I'm afraid. Just green and a blue sky, with the Portuguese flag fluttering in the breeze. smile
I wonder how enemies tried to reach the castle?
EJWilkins: Probably quite a few. I'll get some information for next week when I share a few more pictures of the place.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Jun 2007, 14:46
I first thought there is too much foreground, but changed my mind. It also shows relative size and angle of the castle.

I like it and it is a good one.
EJWilkins: Yep, my thought too .. about the foreground, but that's how it is and it's the only way to show the scale. Yesterday's picture looks good but doesn't give any clue of the height and relative size.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 22 Jun 2007, 15:35
It really gives the impression of how impenetrable these castles usually were, Ellie. And it looks absolutely HUGE! Great perspective!
EJWilkins: Yes, it is huge, absolutely huge. I think quite a bit bigger than any fortified here except perhaps for the bigger Welsh castles and some of the walled towns. There are a lot of structures remaining too, all dug out of the rock ... grain silos for example. Fabulous place. smile
Looks like it would be a heck of a place to take in battle. Do you know if this was ever besieged and if so how it turned out?
EJWilkins: My thoughts exactly, and I can't remember the answer to your question, but I'll get some information to go with some more pictures for next week. Thanks Martin smile
like this angle a lot...
EJWilkins: Thanks Sam, I think it gives an idea of scale. smile
Curioso como a pesar de la lejanía se destaca el rojo de la bandera !
Peculiar as in spite of the distance the red one of the flag stands out!
EJWilkins: I hadn't noticed that, but it goes to show that the flag works as a visible rallying point, which is nice.
No había notado que, solamente va a demostrar que la bandera trabaja como punto visible de la reunión, que es agradable.

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