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Monday, 25 September 2017

Monday Mural - Mondego River

I've just returned home after 4 weeks away in Portugal and France and my mural today was the first mural I photographed in Portugal.

Our family group of 16 stayed for 4 days at a country estate owned by an English couple - Quinta da Lontra - in the centre of Portugal, to celebrate the christening of our grandson.

As I walked around the estate towards the Mondego river I came across this mural painted in one of the buildings that is used as an art retreat - it depicts the sun setting over the river, the  huge boulders surrounding the river and a canoe.

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26 comments:

  1. Welcome home, and wow, what a large family gathering.

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    1. Thanks Andrew. Our family is spread into 4 continents, so it was a wonderful reunion.

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  2. ...nice to see the surf board.

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  3. Welcome back Sami!!!
    We want to hear all about your holidays, don't we folks?!!
    The stuff you want to tell us, of course!!
    I am sure you had a wonderful time in Portugal and France. The food in both countries is great! It seems I am always thinking about food... well! : )

    Looking forward to your next posts.

    Abraço

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    1. Thanks Catarina, I'll start posting soon, I've taken close to 4000 photos, just started sorting them out...
      Oh yes, the food is just amazing! It's one of the things I miss in Australia - the variety of dishes is awesome.
      Abraco

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  4. Welcome back and yips, I agree with Catarina :-)
    You really do have a large family, it must be wonderful. I´ve only 3 aunts, two uncles and there is no contact to the families, so basically I only have my always busy brother.
    Nice mural.

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    1. Thanks Iris. We do have a large family and luckily we keep in touch even though we are spread all over the world (except Asia) lol.
      We even keep in touch with second and third cousins...

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  5. A wonderful mural there, geat to see you back!

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  6. So thrilled you are home again. I've missed you.

    That's a really unique mural. I'm not sure if the "wild" grasses around the building add to or detract from the mural. Regardless, it is certainly note worthy.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, it's nice to be missed.
      It was all very dry due to lack of rain and I suppose a bit wild around that building as it wasn't being used at the time.

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  7. Dearest Sami,
    What a clever idea for gathering with 16 family members for 4 days to catch up. WISH our family would ever have done that...
    But for sure was the 4 week period sufficient for visiting with family and indulging. Meanwhile capturing special murals in your birth country.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. It was a wonderful family reunion Mariette, sadly not sure we'll be able to do it again.

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  8. Estive em Coimbra na Ășltima semana.
    Em correria, literalmente.

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    1. OlĂĄ Pedro, sempre bom visitar Portugal. Mesmo com mais tempo acho que andamos sempre a correr para ver tudo e todos!

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  9. Welcome back Sami, what a wonderful mural. I am looking forward to hearing about your time in France. Next year we are having a bit of a re-union with my brother and wife and my daughter and her husband. We are going to spend a week on the midi in a boat.

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    1. Thanks Gill. Our trip to France was just a short one, we spent longer in Portugal. That's exciting to plan a trip on a boat.

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  10. Welcome home Sami! What a fantastic idea it was to rent a country estate, it would have given you time to spend the maximum amount of time together being all in the one spot. Looking forward to hearing about your travels.. I bet you weren't expecting it to be so chilly.. we'll be complaining about the heat soon enough :)

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    1. Thanks Grace, quite true I thought I would be arriving to more Springy weather. It was lucky I found this place so most of the family stayed together.

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  11. Sounds like you had a beautiful holiday.
    And what a lovely find! Those reflections look beautiful. So does that pop of colour that the boat adds to the landscape.
    Have a good week, Sami. :)

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  12. Sorry I'm so late in welcoming you back ...

    All the best Jan

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