Photographer's Note

Yesterday I found a stall by the road selling strawberries (see it in workshop). I stopped and realized the strawberries were being harvested just behind the stall. I bought a boxed of fresh strawberries. They were smelling very nicely during the rest of the trip. At home I discovered they're among the best strawberries I ever tasted.
The location is Pegões Velhos (a.k.a. Santo Isidro de Pegões), on the road between the Alentejo and Lisbon (via Montijo), Southern Portugal.
The area of Pegões is now more famous by its good wines, but there are many other agricultural products, such as these strawberries and potatoes (sold also at the same stall). The region was settled more than 50 years ago by farmers from other parts of Portugal, in a project of internal colonization designed by the state, that I guess was unique in the territory of continental Portugal in the 20th century. Each family was granted a large plot of farming land and a house. Every house had the same nice design; we can see them nowadays all over the region, such as the two in background of this shot.
Perhaps you'd like to compare this picture with Strawberry Fields in California.

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Additional Photos by Francisco Santos (xuaxo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4896 W: 319 N: 4862] (6854)
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