Photographer's Note

Hi, my TE friends!

In this beginning of a new year, I bring to you something with the colors of hope: the greens of Monte da Lua.

Situated close to Lisbon, Sintra has one of the most beautiful and luxurious natural park, due to its microclimate.

In here, Nature’s exuberance it’s well pronounced, giving place to numerous exotic natural gardens, covering Sintra mountain, also known as Monte da Lua (which rises to an altitude of 529m), name gave by the primitive Iberian people, for whom this lovely mountain it was a place of cult worship with the moon.
The Romans gave to this place the name of "Cynthia" (goddess of the moon), from which comes the word “Sintra”.

In this natural park, we can find fairytale palaces and extravagant villas like Monserrate Palace and its gardens (Monserrate Park), in which I toke this shot.

It’s another good example of the lush and exuberant vegetation of my exotic and lovely town’s natural gardens.

Enjoy it, and take all the hope you can get from this view to 2007!


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Additional Photos by Rosa Costa (Rosa_d_MonteLua) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 283 W: 52 N: 403] (1508)
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