Photographer's Note

Maybe you remember my photos about the nondescript village of "the girls' shop", which I posted just for the fun of the name, especially in Portuguese.
Today I present another wierdly named village: Moura Morta (also spelled Moira Morta). The name means "dead Moorish woman". According to, the folk ethimology of the name is related to the fights between Christians and Muslims in that area of Portugal some 11 or 12 centuries ago. Anyway, maybe it is not coincidence that the village has a Capela do Senhor da Boa Morte, that is "Chapel of the Lord of Good Death".
This Moura Morta is in the municipality of Castro d'Aire, but there are at least three other villages with the same name in Portugal.
This picture is a scanning of a 1996 shot. You may see a new, general view in the workshop.
You may want to see also the village of Waters of Moorish Woman (Águas de Moura).
Location / Localização: Moura Morta 40.9518998, -7.9127151.
Depois da Venda das Raparigas, aqui está outra aldeia com um nome curioso. Digitalização de foto de 1996. Vista geral mais recente no workshop.

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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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