Street Scenes from Elvas, Portugal

During the one hour stroll we took through the up and down sloping streets of Elvas we didn’t meet a single person except one another tourist. There were many interesting street scenes to capture though. It was around 3 to 4 in the afternoon of 21st May 2015. The whole town of Elvas seemed to be sleeping. There were signs of people living because their laundry was left to dry outside; the gardens looked well looked after. We had no one to ask directions, but it wasn’t confusing either. The route map took us to the cathedral and castle there without much of confusion. Here are some pics, 13 of them, so it a long post with just pics.

The houses along the streets didn’t have any modern look. The town seemed to have preserved its old charm well. The yellow paint in the lower portions of the walls makes it look simple and neat.

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Door to an old church in Elvas.

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The mosaic pattern in the main square in front of the cathedral, so neatly maintained.

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The resident here managed a green patch over his door even though he/she didn’t have a garden space.

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The half submerged in the wall jar had ‘2’ written on it. Notice the lamp shade. So unique I thought!

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Arch of Miradeiro, an original gate of the first Arab battlements from the 8th and 9th centuries. It was built in lath and plaster and stones cut by Romans. These stones are the proof of presence of Romans in Elvas.

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Notice how the coke bottles have been put to use?

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The blanket seemed to merge into the wall.

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Here and there we found tiled designs on the walls, gives you the feel of a different era! You can spot other designed tiles in my other pics.

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A souvenir shop.

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