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Ermelo - Portugal


Ermelo is a little town up in the nature conservation area of the Alvão mountains. The town is 800 years old and still has many schist buildings, capped with slate roofs. Just north of the town there is the Ermelo waterfall and I couldn't find a quote of how high the falls are. In the picture you see all of it and my guess is: probably just less than 40 meters.



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Very nice montage - I like the grassy background for the images!
Louis: Thank you Elizabeth. The grass is from the waterfall area - lots of cotton-like flowers or seeds.
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 14 May 2018, 02:54
I like that feeder pole which looks a bit like a Maypole, Louis.
Louis: It does look like a maypole, Ray. I think the people would become upset if you try to twirl the wires around the pole smile
800 years! Tell that to any American and we just gawk, Louis!
Louis: The oldest building we have are just over 300 years. So, we gawk with you.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 14 May 2018, 06:50
You have clearly travelled the back roads of this delightful country Louis
Louis: That is why I prefer to rent a car - the back roads.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 14 May 2018, 07:40
A fine display Louis.
Louis: Thank you gutteridge.
There are still many houses here with slate roofs. I hope you will show us more of the town
Louis: No can do. I have to move on, Bill.
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 14 May 2018, 15:16
That looks like a great little town and 800 years is pretty old. Don't you just love the back roads.
LOVE those sleight-roofs.
Ermelo is also found in Hollandshire and South Africa (wiki)
Louis: The SA Ermelo is mainly coal mining and agriculture. Not a place I would spend a lot of time with a camera.
I'm presuming you made what we a call a flying visit to Ermelo then Louis.
Louis: That I did, Brian.
Your photos remind me of a geography game I recommended here. Both Martin and I played it.

Very true about the age seeming unreal.
Louis: Thank you, Mary. Yes, old takes on a new light in Europe. In Greece I visited Argos that has been continuously inhabited as at least a substantial village for the past 7,000 years. Where there are open spaces, a lot of digging goes on. One can actually see city layers into the past.
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 14 May 2018, 19:23
i like the slate roofs, Louis, especially at the corner edges where two surfaces match.
Louis: I think joining two buildings like this and with slate roofs, will mean leaking in the raining season.
I get the feeling we are seeing the entire town... smile
Louis: Heh, it is not a large town, maybe 1,000 houses.
A nice collage, I especially like the waterfall
Louis: Thank you, claudio

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