Bird’s eye views

Here’s the final batch of Pena Palace photographs. I couldn’t get enough of this magical place.

Even though we had a panicked hour when we managed to lose my mother!

Lesson learnt – never allow a 65 year old out of your sight, not for a second!

For a pensioner she can be remarkably swift and tricksy . .  . finally located on a rampart.

Above are a few shots from the palace interior including an impressive pan set in the kitchen.


I absolutely love the textured sky in the picture above. It contrasts with the zigzag of the steeple and the scalloped details of the walls.

The palace was built in such a way as to be visible from any point in the wider park, which consists of a forest and luxuriant gardens with over five hundred different species of trees originating from the four corners of the earth.

We took a stroll through the gardens to enjoy another impressive vista of the palace from a distance.

Whichever way you look at it, it’s an incredible spectacle to see and definitely not too be missed if you make it to Sintra.

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