The Wandering Scot

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Lisbon

Praça do Comércio, Lisbon, Portugal
Praça do Comércio
Arco da Rua Augusta, Lisbon, Portugal
Arco da Rua Augusta
Praça do Comércio: King José I, Lisbon, Portugal
Praça do Comércio: King José I
King José I statue base: Elephant and slave, Lisbon, Portugal
King José I statue base: Elephant and slave
City & Castle View, Lisbon, Portugal
City & Castle View
Castello de Sao Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal
Castello de Sao Jorge
Castello de Sao Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal
Castello de Sao Jorge
Castello de Sao Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal
Castello de Sao Jorge
Convento do Carmo, Lisbon, Portugal
Convento do Carmo
Convento do Carmo, Lisbon, Portugal
Convento do Carmo
Sao Roque Church, Lisbon, Portugal
Sao Roque Church
Sao Roque Church, Lisbon, Portugal
Sao Roque Church
Praca dos Restauradores, Lisbon, Portugal
Praca dos Restauradores
Sao Domingos Church (13th c core), Lisbon, Portugal
Sao Domingos Church (13th c core)
Candles:
Candles: "There's an app for that."
Santa Just Elevator, Lisbon, Portugal
Santa Just Elevator
Convento do Carmo,  from Santa Just evelator, Lisbon, Portugal
Convento do Carmo, from Santa Just evelator
Praca de Rossio, Lisbon, Portugal
Praca de Rossio
Lisbon Cathedral, Portugal
Lisbon Cathedral
Lisbon Cathedral, Portugal
Lisbon Cathedral

Belém

Belém was the key center for the Portugese voyages of discovery to India and beyond. Henry the Navigator and Vasco da Gama have near demigod status.
Monument to the Discoveries, Belém, Portugal
Monument to the Discoveries
Assorted Heroes of the Discoveries, Belém, Portugal
Assorted Heroes of the Discoveries
Henry the Navigator leads the way, Belém, Portugal
Henry the Navigator leads the way
“Wind Rose” compass mosaic, Belém, Portugal
“Wind Rose” compass mosaic
Map of the Discoveries, Belém, Portugal
Map of the Discoveries
Jeronimos Monastery (16th c), Belém, Portugal
Jeronimos Monastery (16th c)
Grand, Soaring Monastery Church, Belém, Portugal
Grand, Soaring Monastery Church
Tomb of Vasco da Gama, Belém, Portugal
Tomb of Vasco da Gama
Maritime Museum: Henry the Navigator, Belém, Portugal
Maritime Museum: Henry the Navigator
The Age of Discoveries, Belém, Portugal
The Age of Discoveries
(Imagined)
(Imagined) "School of the Navigators"
Mid-16th c breech loading canon Note diagram on wall behind, of, Belém, Portugal
Mid-16th c breech loading canon
Note diagram on wall behind, of interchangeable loading blocks
World Map, 1502, Belém, Portugal
World Map, 1502
Royal Barge (1778) Used for Queen Elizabeth II in 1957!, Belém, Portugal
Royal Barge (1778)
Used for Queen Elizabeth II in 1957!
Coach Museum: "Coach of the Oceans" (1716), Belém, Portugal
Coach Museum: "Coach of the Oceans" (1716)
"Coach of the Oceans" Atlantic and Inidan Oceans shak, Belém, Portugal
"Coach of the Oceans"
Atlantic and Inidan Oceans shake hands
Another 1716 coach, Belém, Portugal
Another 1716 coach
Tower Belém, Portugal
Tower Belém
Tower Belém, Portugal
Tower Belém

Torres Vedras

Torres Vedras was a key center for Wellington's fortified defensive lines in 1810.
Castelo Torres Vedras, Portugal
Castelo Torres Vedras
Castelo Torres Vedras, Portugal
Castelo Torres Vedras
Castelo Torres Vedras, Portugal
Castelo Torres Vedras
Castelo Torres Vedras gunners With Fort S Vicente on the hill i, Portugal
Castelo Torres Vedras gunners
With Fort S Vicente on the hill in the background
Lineas Torres Monument, Torres Vedras, Portugal
Lineas Torres Monument
Plan of Forte de S. Vincente, Torres Vedras, Portugal
Plan of Forte de S. Vincente
Fort S Vicente, Torres Vedras, Portugal
Fort S Vicente
S. Vicente ditch and wall, Torres Vedras, Portugal
S. Vicente ditch and wall
S. Vicente is a low-rise, almost hidden fort., Torres Vedras, Portugal
S. Vicente is a low-rise, almost hidden fort.
Forte de Olheiros, Torres Vedras, Portugal
Forte de Olheiros
Forte de Olheiros, Torres Vedras, Portugal
Forte de Olheiros
Forte de Olheiros: Powder magazine, Torres Vedras, Portugal
Forte de Olheiros: Powder magazine
Museo Municipal Leonel Trindade, Torres Vedras, Portugal
Museo Municipal Leonel Trindade
British signalling system Based on naval signals, Torres Vedras, Portugal
British signalling system
Based on naval signals
Signalling codes, Torres Vedras, Portugal
Signalling codes
Signalling codes, Torres Vedras, Portugal
Signalling codes

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