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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Cruise #9 (Oct 2016)
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The new cruise terminal under construction

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Our only stop was a purchase at Louis Vuitton for Hope

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This is the bag Hope wants

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Mission accomplished

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The April 25th Bridge

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Rain

 
Lisbon, Cruises #7 (Nov 2015)
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Praca Do Comercio

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Monument at Praca Do Comercio

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Praca Do Comercio

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Bumbing into a friend from previous cruises, Pat (of Pat & Jim)

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On the waterfront at Praca Do Comercio

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Joan in her 3rd photo at the fountain of Praca D Pedro IV

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Christmas tree at Praca D Pedro IV

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Rua Augusta

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Relaxing with a Portuguese Verde Wine

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Arco da Rua Augusta separates Rua Augusta and Praca Do Comercio near the river front

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Starbucks!

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Many restaurants line the streets along Rua Augusta

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Popular new taxi service

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The NRP Sagres is a tall ship and school ship of the Portuguese Navy since 1961

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The NRP Sagres is a steel-built three masted barque, with square sails on the fore and main masts and gaff rigging on the mizzen mast

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As the third ship with this name in the Portuguese Navy, she is sometimes referred to as Sagres III

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The NRP Sagres main mast rises 138 feet above the deck. She carries 22 sails and can reach a top speed of 17 knots under sail

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The NRP Sagres has a sparred length of 295 ft, a width of 40 ft, a draught of 17 ft and a displacement at full load of 1,755 tons

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Supplies arrive for our voyage across the Atlantic

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Supplies arrive for our voyage across

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Supplies are loaded for our voyage across the Atlantic

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Lisbon, Cruise #3, 2012

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Ponte 25 de Abril (25th of April Bridge)
Cable-stayed and similar in coloring, it looks like the Golden Gate Bridge. This Tejo River bridge connects Lisbon with Almada

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The Statue of Christ in Almada, Portugal is reminissent of Brazil

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Praca D Pedro IV
Here we are back at Rossio. This area and Baixa are our favorite areas of Lisbon

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Praca D Pedro IV
Joan in our traditional photos at the fountain

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Praca D Pedro IV
Charlie at the fountain with the music theater, Teatre D. Maria II, in the background

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Looking down at the tiles while walking will make you dizzy!

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The tile sidewalks and cobblestone streets are beautiful but it can make walking difficult in high heels or when they are wet

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The Eden Theater
There are some very ornate buildings in Rossio

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This elaborate building actually houses a Starbucks (lower right corner)

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Starbucks up close

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The Hard Rock Cafe, Lisbon

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Strawberries for sale

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Kiosk - Everything for sale. Quite colorful don't you think?

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Rossio is alive with shops and cafes

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Baixa has dozens of quaint little side streets with many shops, boutiques and restaurants

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Baixa is a shop-a-holics paradise. Returning to Rua Augusta for shopping was a high priority

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Elevador de Santa Justa
Located in Baixa on one of the cross streets along Rua Augusta

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Rua Augusta has entertainment also. They played. She danced. It looks like Godiva went out of business here

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Rua Augusta has Mimes. What's this, Mozart's tomb?

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Mozart waves to Joan!
This clever Mime has a pigeon on his head and another one on the pedestal moving its wings

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A mime getting set up along Rua Augusta

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This mime set up near the Arco da Rua Augusta. Passing through the arch leads to Praca Do Comercio and the riverfront

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Praca Do Comercio

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This monument stands in the center of Praca Do Comercio. Notice the river beyond the plaza

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Some detail of the monument in Praca Do Comercio

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A view of Castelo S Jorge from Praca Do Comercio

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When you get tired of walking, there is always a Little Yellow Trolly close by

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According to its sign, this trolly takes you to the Elevador de Santa Justa

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Praca Dos Restauradores Monument
Praca Dos Restauradores is a short walk from our hotel on Av. Liberdade

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A War Memorial on Av. Liberdade

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The Elaborate tile sidewalks of Av. Liberdade

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Facinating!
Tiny GREEN and RED lights set in the curb work in time, respectively, with the Walk/Don't Walk signal

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Interesting archetecture along Av. Liberdade

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A tile wall on Av. Liberdade

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A 3D tile wall on Av. Liberdade

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Kais- Our plan was to meet friends from the cruise at an elegant waterfront restaurant. Not this waterfront!!

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Looking for Kais, a waterfront restaurant we ended up at the small boat harbor

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There are many fine restaurants on the waterfront but no Kais

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Most of the waterfront restaurants have decks overlooking the harbor

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Kais was nowhere to be found along the waterfront

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A cab driver brought us to this building
This is Kais but it didn't open until 8:00

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These glass panels feature an inside waterfall

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The dinning room at Kais was quite impressive

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Candelabras like this were the centerpiece at the three bars

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Smaller candelabras were spread throughtout the dinning room

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Flamming a Salted Fish selection at tableside

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Dinner at Kais was excellent

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The downstairs restaurant at Kais

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Wine barrels in the downstairs restaurant at Kais

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The wine rack at Kais

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Thanks Smooch for arranging the restaurant get-together

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A Toast to our next visit to Lisbon
 
Lisbon, Cruise #1, 2009

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The Yellow Trollys
These cute trollys are a symbol of Lisbon. You will find them on all sorts of souveniers

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The Ponte 25 de Abril
The 25th of April Bridge connects the city of Lisbon to the municipality of Almada on the south bank of the Tejo River

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The 25th of April Bridge as we sail out of Lisbon at sunset

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Praca D Pedro IV
You can get dizzy walking across this tiled plaza

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The Teatro D. Maria II
The Music theater is at the north end of the Praca

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This monument stands at the center of Praca D Pedro IV

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There is a fountain like this at each end of the Praca

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Joan at the fountain

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Charlie at the fountain

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Hard Rock Cafe, Lisbon

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Praca Da Figueira. That is Castelo De Sao Jorge on top of the hill

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Dom Jao Monument in Praca Da Figueira

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Zooming in on the Castle from Praca Da Figueira

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Praca Dos Restauradores
This is just north of Praca D Perdro on Av. Liberdade.
Next visit to Lisbon we want to stay in this area of the City

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This Monument is at the center of the Praca Dos Restauradores

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Rua Agusta, Baixa
This shop-a-holic's paradise is a miles-long corridore of shops, boutiques and restaurants

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Baixa is a Must See when visiting Lisbon

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There are dozens of interesting little side streets along Rua Augusta that also have shops, boutiques and restaurants

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Elevador de Santa Justa
This observation tower is located in Baixa on one of the many side streets along Rua Augusta. I'm not good with heights so this tower was not for me!

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Arco da Rua Augusta separates Rua Augusta and Praca Do Comercio near the river front

 
Sofitel Hotel

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The Sofitel on Av. Liberdade
We chose the Sofitel for its location in Rossio

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The Sofitel is a short walk to Praca Dos Restauradores, Praca de Pedro IV and Baixa. I love the tophat!

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The Sofitel Lounge was a great place to relax with a martini

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The Sofitel Restaurant.
The Chef's signature sea bass is the best ever, anywhere!!

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We would definitely stay at the Sofitel again and we even recommend it. But don't look for any drawers in the room!

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Even the bathroom was quite nice for European standards

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We were impressed with the greeting Hello & Welcome that appeared on the TV
 
The "Fado"

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Fado is Portugeese Folk Songs sung to the harmonious accompaniment of the viola and the guitar

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Fado at Adega Machado where, they say, poets rub shoulders with artists, bullfighters mingle with actors and tourists frequently find Lisbon's most famous people and international celebrities

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The lyrics of the Fado are sometimes about times gone by

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The lyrics of the Fado are sometimes about love and jealousy

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The lyrics of the Fado are sometimes about happiness and sadness

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Having a great time but we didn't meet any of Lisbon's most famous people or international celebrities

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Adega Machado also features traditional Folk Dancing

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The music of an accordian, the click of heels and the rythem of castinettes

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The Adega Machado Folk Dancers are dressed in the traditional costumes
 
Castle St. Jorge

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Getting to the castle requires a long, steep uphill walk

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Since it was a rainy day we decided to take a taxi up to the castle

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Here we are beneath the castle towers

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Lisbon's first rainy day in three months. Aren't we lucky!

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An old cannon aimed out over the harbor area

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This cannon must be a reproduction

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Views from the Castle
Looking out over the Tejo River. The Ponte 25 de Abril and the Statue of Christ in Alfama in the distance

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Praca Do Commercio and the Tejo River from the castle

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Zooming down on Praca Do Commercio

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A warship on the Tejo River

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The castle from Praca Do Comercio

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Praca Da Figueira from the castle

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Zooming in on Praca Da Figueira

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The castle from Praca Da Figueira

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Baixa from the castle.
Can you spot Elevador de Santa Justa in the photo?

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Zooming in on the observation tower, Elevador de Santa Justa in Baixa

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Just can't find the Castle entrance

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That bridge over the moat must be the entrance

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The castle entrance

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A huge courtyard

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This courtyard seems to have a old well

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Looks like it was a very deep well

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If these were ovens, perhaps this was the kitchen

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Here is the lunch room

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Joan thinks she found the laundry!

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These are the castle windows

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Do you get the impression that they could shoot with little risk of someone shooting in?

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Every courtyard was a dead end. We checked this map to determine how to see the rest of the castle

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Turns out you have to walk the castle walls!

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Those steps look pretty steep to me

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Looks like I won't see much more of the castle

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I think this warning sign says it all

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The castle's cats

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The castle's cats are still drying out from the morning rain

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The castle's cats are residents. They have a special feeding area

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Female peacocks

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More peacocks

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Male peacock and his magnificent tail

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The female peacock

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The male peacock

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Another female. No feathers!

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Nice use for a hunk of marble

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The plaque reads:
D. Manuel I. - "O Venturoso" - 1469-1521

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This tree looks like it's been around for awhile

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The ruins have a wonderful charm about them

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Imagine what it was like living at the castle

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The castle grounds are fascinating

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There are various types of fountains around the castle

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A very impressive foyer

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Fountain and basin

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Fountain and basin

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Fountain, basin and pool

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Could this have been the reception area?

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A monument to the Crusades

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That's a brave model laying out on that cannon

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Outside the castle
There are many souvenier shops near the castle

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There are many coffee shops and little convenience stores near the castle

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The streets around the castle are cobblestone, narrow and steep

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Look at the roots on this tree

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Maybe we should have waited for the trolly
 
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