Exploring Obidos

The charming, walled city of Obidos, Portugal is a medieval gem. Very well-preserved, it is a joy to explore the back streets with their gleaming white buildings banded with blue & yellow (traditional colors used to drive out "evil spirits") and flowers are everywhere.

"Not all those who wander are lost." ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

This evil building was discovered at Flickr by user Colormaniac too – Many thanks for your visits! . Original date: 2016-09-25 14:38:24

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Heist In Planning

We walked backwards from the town hall (and the evil phone-man) to what is, I assume, a bank. Rather puts my local concrete branch to shame…

What was a little odd was that we wandered past what I could only describe as a Nazi-esque McDonalds. Really bizarre.

What I did like was that, whilst this is a huge central space in the city, there weren’t all that many people about. I think they were mostly huddled around the waterside, looking for alcohol.

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This weird evil building was discovered at Flickr by user Tim van Zundert . Original date: 2016-12-19 11:44:04

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Details on Decay

"Everything proceeds as if of its own accord, and this can all too easily tempt us to relax and let things take their course without troubling over details. Such indifference is the root of all evil."

( I Ching )

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This evil building was spotted on Flickr by user Sandra_R . Original date: 2007-09-18 11:49:53

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