Photographer's Note

Maybe I should have chosen something more special to be my post number 200. Well, I am sorry if I disappoint you.

This river is the Tagus (Tejo in Portuguese, Tajo in Spanish), the longest of Iberian Peninsula. It flows from its source in the Central/North Eastern Spain to meet the sea in Lisboa. The place is called Portas de Rdo (Doors of Rdo), supposedly because those cliffs that make the river narrower remind the thresholds of a huge gate. If it was just a few Kms to the West it would mark the entrance of the river in Portugal, after serving as the frontier with Spain for 47 Km (30 mi).

You can see a brighter version on the WS (4 EV more).

Location (latitude, longitude): 39.6432,-7.6874

Note: in reality, the state is Portalegre and the city is P da Serra (or Nisa), because it was shot on the left/south bank, which is still Alentejo, but since Vila Velha de Rdo is just across the river, about 225 degrees to the right of the POV, I chose to put it there.

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