market

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rainy scenario

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óbidos window

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a lighthouse and its pale reflection

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symmetry

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symmetry

five

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five

balcony with a view

 balcony with a view

Detail of a balcony. This peculiar building is located in Olhão (Algarve, Portugal) and it has three floors and four facades, each communicating with the outside through four different shaped staircases, each of these, in turn, facing a primary cardinal point (North, South, West and East) and each representing the four natural elements (water, earth, fire and air) through the representations of a stylized fish, a snake, a Portuguese guitar and a violin.

Details of the interior of the building:
white stairs detail white columns skylight

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light

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skylight

skylight

Detail of a skylight.This peculiar building is located in Olhão (Algarve, Portugal) and it has three floors and four facades, each communicating with the outside through four different shaped staircases, each of these, in turn, facing a primary cardinal point (North, South, West and East) and each representing the four natural elements (water, earth, fire and air) through the representations of a stylized fish, a snake, a Portuguese guitar and a violin.

Detail of indoor stairs and colonnade, inside the same building:
white stairs detail white columns

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kid enjoying the views

kid enjoying the views

Kid enjoying the views from the Castelo de Arraiolos, a castle in Portugal. It is classified as a National Monument.

Also known as Palace of Mayors, It stands out as one of the rare plant circular castles in the world.

Another angle:
city walls

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