Sunday, December 5, 2010

Once Upon A Time


... there was a castle (14th century) at downtown Cascais. It no longer exists but some walls have fought against time and can still be found there.

21 comments:

Dina said...

It makes me happy that they are still there, standing their ground. Long may they live.

Margaret said...

The last time I drove through Cascais, I noticed the castle walls but didn't have time to stop. Thanks for the pictures.
Margaret

jennyfreckles said...

It looks full of character and history - I like the cobblestones too.

Gine said...

La cour pavée a l'air magnifique ! C'est beau l'opposition du blanc et de la pierre.

Irina said...

The old walls give the warmest feeling of the city. Good they are kept.

Jarart said...

It looks like some of the walls get some loving care. Lovely walls.

Randy said...

How wonderful that they are still there. Thanks for sharing!

Francisca said...

Just imagine how many pairs of feet have walked on those cobblestones!

Cezar and Léia said...

It always amazes me when I see ancient walls meshed together with the new urban landscape...
God bless you!
Cezar

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

It is good to see that history is preserved where possible. They remains must have so many stories to tell :-) Diane

Jacob said...

This is just fascinating, JM! The fact that anything is still standing from the 14th century blows my mind! That's older than I am! :)

Babzy said...

and where did the princess go ? ;)

VP said...

Some fought better than others, that courtyard is a gem!

Jill said...

Awesome, and I bet if you didn't know there used to be a castle there, you would have missed it. Very cool!

Leovi said...

A rich range of targets in these photos, very beautiful.

T. Becque said...

JM, I've always been impressed with your photos, your home town, and travels, but recently your compositions have taken on a new depth. I just had to say, they're lovely.
By the way, I'm so glad to hear you're not dropping off your balcony, thanks for clarifying! :)

Small City Scenes said...

And lovely walls they are. and doorways and cobblestone pathways.
I am glad something survived. MB

Joan Elizabeth said...

Such a long time ago.

Leif Hagen said...

It would be fun to explore an old castle! None of those around my area!

Halcyon said...

It's good that at least some walls remain. Very nice!

Lois said...

It is good that there is still something left to remind people it was there.