Gaztelugatxe is an islet on the north coast of Spain where there is a hermitage (religious retreat) in dedication of John the Baptist. The islet is connected to the mainland with a man made walk way and stairs up to the church that dates back to the 10th century.
In the 7th season of Game of Throne the islet was used as Dragonstone with a digitally made castle on top instead of the church.
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Igreja de São Francisco (Church of Saint Francis) is located in the historic center of Porto and was built as in gothic style about 600 years ago. in the first half of the 18th century the interior was decorated into a more baroque style.
The church is located not far from the river Douro and its a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Lomen stave church dates back to second half of the 12th century, and was rebuilt and enlarged in 1749. The church does not have electric light or heating, so it’s only open and used during the summer for services and weddings.
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We visited Porto now in April, and the city is very beautiful. Even though it was a lot of people, it felt quite relaxed. Some of the photos are of and from Gaia, the twin city on the other side of the river Douro connected with several bridges.
Both cities has a lot of elevation changes, so be ready for some work out when walking through the streets of these Portuguese cities.
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Esposende is a calm resort town in the district of Braga in the north of Portugal, about an hour drive from Porto. It is most popular for its beaches and water sport. We visited the city in April.
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Øye Stavkirke is a triple nave stave church dated back to 12th century. The church was taken down and the pieces hidden when a new and bigger church was built in the area. The pieces was rediscovered in 1950s and the church was rebuilt in a different location a bit higher in the terrain than it was originally. The church is believed to have had a tower at some point, but its not included in the last erection.
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Following are some common birds that appear on our feeder during winter. The small balls of feathers are so cute, but also so difficult to photograph.
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