|Beja Castle--look at the original stones, and the replacement ones! Such a difference.|
|A deteriorating archway to the castle...was this grassy area once an outdoor room? Or did the archway lead to a stable house or training grounds? Squee it's still so cool!|
|Detail of the door|
|The outer courtyard, as you enter through the big doors.|
|The inner courtyard, some winding steps, and a beautiful and interesting tower!|
|The parapet above the courtyard.|
|Look at that view! Here, the landscape is flat and dry, unlike the scrubby mountains.|
|Lichens on the rocks!|
|Another shot of the inner courtyard. That's a beautiful baroque church in the back!|
|A statue of a Medieval Knight ermehgerddd! I believe the statue was made of Limestone because it was soft enough that people had etched their names into it.|
These photos were from within that beautiful tower. There was even a carved coffin lid that must've been for a high-ranking knight--and the date inscribed on the bottom said it was from the 13th century!
|This knight had a big nose--and some SWEET armor, too.|
For my hair that day I used the Hot Cross Bun Tutorial from The Beauty Department, even though it didn't come out well, but at least I tried.
|The archway from the inner courtyard to the outer courtyard, with a nice little tree.|
|The baroque church and courtyard outside Beja Castle.|
|And so we commenced our journey to Evora!|