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Jane Cumming

A Pleasant Place to Stop For a Beer

Byron spent a formative time of his youth in Sintra.
We enjoyed a beer here the day before but when we went back
later the next day it was closed.
Here is a poem Byron wrote about Sintra.

Lo! Cintra's glorious Eden intervenes
In variegated maze of mount and glen.
Ah me! what hand can pencil guide, or pen,
To follow half on which the eye dilates
Through views more dazzling unto mortal ken
Than those whereof such things the bard relates,
Who to the awe-struck world unlocked Elysium's gates?

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Frank Tran29-Jul-2018 14:02
Beautifully composed and captured. V+
Jeff Real29-May-2018 13:29
This is such an amazing capture of the lovely details along this street
Very nice!
Anitta19-May-2018 07:07
Oh... Superb! Loved the info! Did not know about Byron. My accommodation was in that yellow building up there... V
barbarajoy12-May-2018 22:37
Great to relate places to our loved poets and writers! Something I love too. Thanks for the excellent composition and those rapturous words. V
exzim05-May-2018 17:11
Or even some wine. But a great picture
Gill Kopy05-May-2018 01:29
Byron sums it up so beautifully :) I love the pastel colours in this shot V
Graeme04-May-2018 12:24
Looks like a very quaint and quiet pub, Jane.BV
Marcia Colelli04-May-2018 12:07
Excellent perspective composition of this great street scene. V
Carl H. Johnson04-May-2018 10:18
Great looking hilly street!!!~V~
Stephanie04-May-2018 10:15
Such pretty and colorful architecture! V
I remember seeing a beautiful caged African Gray parrot outside a shop or restaurant in Sintra. I wonder if it is still there?
joseantonio04-May-2018 04:05
looks like a lovely place. I like the poem too.V
Hank Vander Velde04-May-2018 02:03
A well captured street scene.
larose forest photos04-May-2018 00:36
I love these old hilly streets and wonderful buildings. Byron got quite carried away by Sintra it seems! This is a lovely shot with a great POV. BV
Helen Betts04-May-2018 00:29
What a nice looking place. I'd sure hate to have to climb that hill, though! V.
Neil Marcus04-May-2018 00:23
A hilly street on a warm day would require a beer. A very pleasing image. Byron was too my humble opinion.
globalgadabout03-May-2018 22:45
fabulous scene rich in details...George did get around a lot...I remember seeing his name cut into the dungeon walls at Chillon in Switzerland...assume a beer was welcome here in the heat of the day..
Jim Coffman03-May-2018 22:18
What a neat looking little place! Nice capture, Jane...
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