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Sea Mills

By HarrietH
A favourite place of mine. 30 km along the coast from Lisbon and about 15 km from where I live.
It has a long history, from Roman times and before, and I believe the water mills were operated by Moors. It is not far from a beach called "Apple Beach" Praia das macas". The river is called Apple river for some forgotten reason.
It is very near Sintra and the hills ( now called Serra da Sintra) were called in Roman times "Mountains of the Moon". This view was taken in winter and the salt water swimming pool is empty and probably a good many of the houses which are used mainly as summer holidays homes although nowadays many people choose to live there permanently. The actual water mill can't be seen here, but a wheel is at the bottom right just out of the picture. The mill stones are now part of the decoration. A delightful and unusual place to visit. Well worth the windy road and beautiful views from the road along the coast or just as beautiful is the inland route through the ancient and very beautiful city of Sintra with two castles and mansions and the small hotel where the poet Byron stayed and called Sintra a "Garden of Eden".

Tags: Sintra Landscape and travel Sea Mills Colares

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2014 7:43AM
A stunning coastal location very well captured. Thanks for sharing.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
10 Jun 2014 7:53AM
What a delightful place, Maureen, super capture. Carol
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2014 8:13AM
A great location to live Mureen, excellent captureSmile

Ayoob 7 Australia
10 Jun 2014 8:16AM

Quote:A great location to live Mureen, excellent captureSmile


I agree ...
Very well taken....GrinGrinGrin
Ted447 Plus
5 213 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2014 8:30AM
A very interesting image. Ted. GrinGrin
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2014 9:44AM
I love has every thing asking you to visit
that is what the tourist board would love to see...!
beautiful Maureen...more please
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
10 Jun 2014 10:14AM
Lots of interest in this fine picture.
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
10 Jun 2014 11:04AM
Stunning!!! I have always wanted to live on the top of a Cliff.....such a beautiful place...great capture
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2014 11:09AM
This is one of the lovliest images of Portugal I've ever seen - obviously not on everyone's itinerary.
Beautifully taken Maureen and sorry no UA to award you with!
New camera? Creative slow - interesting setting!
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2014 11:39AM
Ai que lindo Maureen! Grin
A very good view point for this great shot...
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2014 5:10PM
A fascinating place, and you've captured it so well Harriet.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
10 Jun 2014 5:11PM
A wonderful shot - what an amazing place.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
11 Jun 2014 10:57AM
Very dramatic landscape

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