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.

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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.

Published by collymarples

World traveller, proud auntie, bit of a liability.

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