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This Post is a RP of one of my first pictures at TE.
So as I like this picture and this place my first approach was increasing image size, a few PP rectifications and a added better information guideline note in this Serie with MAP View and other Links.

Resulting RP Final Modifications: This post is a improved version of the original picture with some PP rectifications for a better post and also complementar guideline notes that were missing in this Serie. I used a little cropping in the lower part, incresead a few of contrast and saturation, decresead brightness, resized for 800x600 and a final touch of Neatimage.

INFORMATION: This is a typical Portuguese Chimney of a old Monsaraz village house. This is my third photo of this Serie of my first postings at TE. As you know in old villages and towns, we capture details in narrow street views and this is my tribute to this beautiful white and blue place with a very nice old typical atmosphere and architecture.

LOCAL: This village, is a touristic and historical old reference of Portugal. Is a fortified village with a Castle, in the interior South of this country, at the province of Alentejo, and near the frontier with Spain and the brother village of Reguengos of Monsaraz a few miles near that is well known for his good wine.

This next information guidelines are done by two great TE Photographers about this village.

By VAGABOND: Monsaraz is a Medieval village, born inside the remparts of an old Castle, 50 kms or 35 miles SE of Evora Town and 40 kms or 25 miles away of the East Portuguese border. Every building was rebuilt in the last decades and are now worth a look. At the old remparts, it is possible to have a good view to the new Alqueva Dam, built recently at the Portuguese course of Guadiana River

By RETAGGER: The tiny medieval walled town of Monsaraz with it's narrow cobbled lanes is one of the most atmospheric places in the Alentejo as it still retains much of it's medieval charm. The rural way of life has stayed much the same for centuries and generations of farmers have gone about their daily lives almost untouched by the busy world around them.
The town was handed over to the Knights Templar before Dom Dinis added the castle and fortified walls in the 14th century. From these walls you can gaze east over the Guadiana river to neighbouring Spain, or west across the great plains of the Alentejo.

IMPORTANT Note: About this place I will show all the other TE Contributions to this old and historical village that is also like another Portuguese village that is OBIDOS a place also to visit and that you can see here: Link

For a real Google Localization of this old Village and where I took the shot you will visit here: Link

I hope you enjoy this RP, Chimney and Links.

Fernando

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