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Pena Palace

The Pena Palace (Palácio da Pena in portuguese) is a Romanticist castle in Sintra, Portugal. The castle stands on the top of a hill in the Sintra Mountains above the town of Sintra, and on a clear day it can be easily seen from Lisbon and much of its metropolitan area. It is a national monument and constitutes one of the major expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in the world. The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.
This is not a usual angle to photograph the Palace. ON this day I took my mother with me, and she has a big knowledge on History of Art, and she told there was an unknown spot to take the picture... unfortunately the spot is right at the gate of a private property and it was a bit of trouble to take the picture and tell the property owners that I was not trying to trespass... it finally didn´t come out as I wished for but not bad at all. Next time perhaps!

155mm · f/7.1 · 1/350 · ISO 200
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