Photographer's Note

Here you have the Meada menhir, the tallest menhir (menir in Portuguese) of Iberian Peninsula. It is more than 7 meters tall and weights over 18 tonnes.

Menhirs are pre-historic megalithic monuments several thousands years old - I have read somewhere that some archaeological research done near this one puts its construction on the 5 millennium BC (well before the time of our friend Obelix :-).

I am not sure if it is a good idea including (again) my son on the photo, but I have too good reasons to do it: one is scale and another is that the other shots I did that day have the sky over-exposed. And I think that the image gains balance and a touch of life...

I have posted a WS with another shot with pretty much the same POV but without anybody in sight.

I created a theme to group my posts of megalithic monuments. All those monuments shown in that theme are pretty close to each other (less than 10 Km).

Location (latitude, longitude): 39.496,-7.4457

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Update 17-Mar-2008: I posted another 3 more views of this monument: one as main post and two as WS's (1, 2).

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