Alto Alentejo (1)

It is hard to convey how unspoilt this part of the Alto Alentejo is:  a large agricultural estate which has been preserved for generations without much change in the basic arboriculture by the Rodrigues family.   I keep remembering a comment by my old English teacher that we have lost the ability to hear silence, which means silence out to the distant horizon without aeroplane, car or machine, more unusual than one might think.   I don’t know if my photographs in any way convey it:-






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