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The Baker Of Aljubarrota (B)

The personage of the baker of Aljubarrota is curiously linked to the battle of the same name which took place on August 14, 1385. 

Nations need symbols which they can hold on to in times of discord and which they can celebrate in time of peace. It is these symbols that help define the identity of a people.

The lady who was dubbed “The Baker of Aljubarrota” is such a symbol and her contribution to the battle is surrounded by myth and a healthy dose of mystery.

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The Battle Of Aljubarrota (A) – August 14, 1385

Little has changed in the last 600 years with regards to war – they’re still fought over territorial power. So it was with the Battle of Aljubarrota, one of Portugal’s most important battles. 

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WordPress Weekly Photo: From On High

This photo was a surprise when I saw it – from the family group posing with their hands in the air on the left, to the couple walking on the right. I love this photo because of these unexpected elements. With the beauty of the Cape Peninsula in between.

From the top of Table Mountain ©2016 Regina Martins
From the top of Table Mountain
©2016 Regina Martins

How to capture the beauty of the Franschoek Valley? It’s got to be seen to be believed – I hope this panorama captures just some of it.

The beautiful Franschoek Valley ©2016 Regina Martins
The beautiful Franschoek Valley
©2016 Regina Martins

Taken with panorama function of the standard camera of the iPhone.

WordPress weekly photo challenge – Landscape.