A Blustery Day In Sintra

It was a horrible, rainy day when I went to this lovely historic Portuguese town, but a handful of pics nevertheless turned out OK πŸ™‚

Tuk TukColourful Buildings

How's this for a fancy bus shelter?!

How’s this for a fancy bus shelter?!

Sintra Sintra HouseSintra Street

Sintra at nightfallSintra Tourist

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28 thoughts on “A Blustery Day In Sintra

  1. Anna

    Seriously, that’s a bus stop? That’s crazy. The whole town is crazy-beautiful. Makes me sad for not having the time to check it out when I was in Portugal.

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      Like I said to Anna, it was probably constructed for a different purpose, but as there’s a bush stop right next to it, I strongly suspect that it has been zweckentfremdet πŸ˜‰

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      1. TheLastWord

        Hey! Look an auto-rickshaw aka tuk-tuk….They are indeed ubiqu… wha-he-said ( did I mention I was lazy?) in India. In Calcutta or Kolkata as it is now, the bus drivers have a helper who hangs out and acts as the side view mirror on the passenger door side, yelling out things to watch for on the drivers’s blind side. They refer to these tuk-tuks as “charpoka” or cockroaches.

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  2. linnetmoss

    Great color in these images. Why do American towns never have that? Unless they are in Key West πŸ˜‰
    The “bus shelter” has a vaguely Islamic feel. Very interesting!

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  3. Kirsty

    Sintra’s such a wonderful place! It’s a shame it was rainy, the view from the Mouros is incredible when it’s bright; you can see all the way to the coast

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  4. helgamatos89

    Sintra has a very particular microclimate. I remenber once I was in the highway from Lisbon to Sintra and at a certain point we were in the car and we could see the barrier between rainy and non rainy area. It was simply amazing. Hope you liked it

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