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Old December 24th, 2012, 01:48 PM   #281
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Anywone knows what's with this village? The architecture looks very "un-Portugues" to my uneducated eyes, more like Irish or British. Very intriguing.
It's called Piodão, and houses have that textures because are build in Schist (Xisto in PT).

http://www.aldeiasdoxisto.pt/index/6
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Old December 25th, 2012, 04:16 PM   #282
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^ thanks!
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Old December 26th, 2012, 09:05 PM   #284
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Old December 27th, 2012, 08:37 AM   #285
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amazing pics of italy and germany
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Old December 29th, 2012, 01:14 AM   #286
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Panteli, Leros island, Greece

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Old December 29th, 2012, 01:21 AM   #287
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Alcácer do Sal, Portugal

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Old December 29th, 2012, 05:42 AM   #289
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istria have amazing villages
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Old December 29th, 2012, 09:05 PM   #290
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Beautiful thread!
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Old December 30th, 2012, 03:02 AM   #291
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Germany, Thuringia

Ummerstadt
Pop. 499, one of the smallest cities in Germany

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Old December 31st, 2012, 04:41 PM   #292
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Bourton on the Water - England

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Kingsand/Cawsand - England

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Lower Slaughter - England

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Old December 31st, 2012, 05:20 PM   #293
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Thornton le Dale - England

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Old December 31st, 2012, 05:22 PM   #294
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On reflection I like villages with rivers running through them
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Old January 1st, 2013, 08:50 PM   #295
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Rovinj, Istra, Croatia

It is located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula and is a popular tourist resort and an active fishing port.
Istriot, a Romance language once widely spoken in this part of Istria, is still spoken by some of the residents.
There is a centre of History Research which is an institution of the Council of Europe.




Novigrad, Istra, Croatia

In Croatian it is also sometimes referred to as Novigrad Istarski to distinguish it from three other Croatian towns of the same name.
Around 70% of population are ethnic Croats while the biggest minority group are Istrian Italians (13%).




Primošten, Dalmatia, Croatia

Primošten is famous for its huge and beautiful vineyards.
A photo of the vineyards of Primošten hung in the UN center in New York.
Apart from its vineyards, Primošten is also known for the traditional donkey race that takes place there every summer.
The largest beach in Primošten is called Raduča, and its smaller part, Mala Raduča, is voted one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in Croatia.
The area's vineyards are currently under consideration to become a UNESCO World Heritage site.




Trogir, Dalmatia, Croatia

The historic city of Trogir is situated on a small island between the Croatian mainland and the island of Čiovo.
Since 1997, the historic centre of Trogir has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.




Kaštela, Dalmatia, Croatia

Kaštela is a series of seven towns in central Dalmatia.
They are part of the Split-Dalmatia county and are treated as a single city with a population of 38,474,
although they are individually between 3,000 and 7,000 residents each.




Sućuraj, Hvar Island, Dalmatia, Croatia

Sućuraj (known as San Giorgio in Italian) is a picturesque small town on the east cape of the island Hvar.
Sućuraj is one of the sunniest and hottest places on the island, with more than 2700 hours of sunshine per year.




Vrboska, Hvar Island, Dalmatia, Croatia

Founded in the 15th century as a fishing harbour,
Vrboska is best known for the fortress Church of Sv. Marija (St Mary), built as a refuge for its inhabitants during the 16th century.
Vrboska lies on the north-eastern side of the UNESCO protected world heritage site Stari Grad Plain.




Ston, Dalmatia, Croatia

Ston was a major fort of the Ragusan Republic whose defensive walls were regarded as a notable feat of medieval architecture.
The town's inner wall measures 890 metres in length, while the Great Wall outside the town has a circumference of 5 km.
The walls extend to Mali Ston ("Little Ston"), a smaller town on the northern side of the Pelješac isthmus and the end of the Bay of Mali Ston,
notable for its mariculture. Ston is also known for its saltworks which were run by the Republic of Ragusa and the Ottoman Empire.




Mali Ston, Dalmatia, Croatia




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Old January 1st, 2013, 11:04 PM   #296
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 02:43 AM   #297
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Primošten is awesome!
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 04:31 PM   #298
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Râșnov,Romania

*small town (14.081 inh.)


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Old January 2nd, 2013, 04:48 PM   #299
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Fantastic! Love the houses in the first picture.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 02:48 AM   #300
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Typical small villages throughout Romania. 100 to 500 population or even less.


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