Photographer's Note

Hello friends,
One more photo in this park , where you can find this smal lake .
Photo in the Park D. Carlos I in Caldas da Rainha, the building on the side of the photo is a thermal hospital ( SPA )Rainha Dona Leonor

Founded in 1485 by Queen D. Leonor, Caldas da Rainha Thermal Hospital is the oldest in the world, which has opened 5 centuries ago. In the 15th century (1485), Queen D. Leonor has founded a bathing institution and a thermal hospital, Caldas da Rainha. Legend has it that in 1484, the wife of King D. João II, was travelling to Batalha, and when she passed by the place where the thermal stations would be built, she saw a few poor people bathing in “warm waters pouring through the steaming fountains”. Curious, she asked them what they were doing there, and they said that they were finding the cure for their illnesses and pain in those healing waters. D. Leonor thus decided to provide better conditions for water users. Thermal Hospital pavilion, built in the end of the 19th century, is a fine example of thermal architecture with its high windows.

This green location soon became the place, where thermal hospital patients used to walk. During Marques de Pombal period (the second half of the 18th century), it was transformed in a Baroque garden that was called Passeio da Copa. Redesigned in the end of the 19th century by Rodrigo Berquó, it took the shape of the current park and a lake was added to it. Game fields, former hospital pavilions, painting and sculpture José Malhoa Museum are located here.

Nikon D40X
2013/03/30 18:24:28.8
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 G
Focal Length: 10mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Spot
1/250 sec - F/5
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Preset
AF Mode: AF-C
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: More Contrast
Hue Adjustment: +3°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high

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