A short walk in the woods

Blocking the Atlantic winds from the West forcing them to condensate into rain, Sintra Mountain greatly influences the climate in the surrounding area, making it foggier, damper and colder. We call it “Moon Mountain”, a very ancient nickname that goes back to the days when it was an Arab settlement. It is densely wooded and a perfect place to do some trekking.

I tag along with some fellow teacher colleagues and young students from Santa Maria High School and did a kind of photo report of the stroll, organized to celebrate the incoming Easter holidays…

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All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photoblog, 2013

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7 responses

  1. Nice report, António. Your pictures give a strong feeling of peace and joy of life.

    regards

    March 21, 2013 at 08:55

    • António Marques

      Thank you very much, Oriol.

      March 21, 2013 at 09:11

  2. Your country is beautiful!

    March 21, 2013 at 12:08

    • António Marques

      Well, Alexander, I think each country has its own charms and beauties. Portugal happens to have, in my view, a kind of natural beauty seasoned by time; like one of those peaceful elderly persons, covered with wrinkles and character. It’s an old country but not biblically old like Greece or Egypt. That’s especially true in Sintra area.
      Cheers and thanks for stopping by.

      March 21, 2013 at 19:49

  3. I’ve just met your blog and am fascinated by your photos…..
    Love your country and love The Portugueses!

    March 22, 2013 at 16:55

    • António Marques

      You are most welcome, Anna. Thank you.

      March 22, 2013 at 19:49

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