06 octobre 2011

A walk through Alte-Algarve-Portugal-second part

We are now on the way to through the village to the fountain and the river ...all along  little streets are branching off... some of the houses have a metal grill standing in front of the door.It is typically used in Portugal to grill fresh sardines in summer..to everyone´s delight... *** *** *** At the eastern end of Alte are the springs (fontes) for which Alte is well known. The area around Fonte Pequena (little spring) is picturesque...a bridge across the stream, the beginning of a series of waterfalls as the water... [Lire la suite]

06 octobre 2011

A walk through Alte-Algarve-Portugal

A friend of mine wo is making mirrors of shells and driftwood took me with her to visit Alte, a beautiful dreamy little village in typical Algarve style.... *** *** Alte is a typical village of whitewashed houses with lattice work, handcrafted chimneys and narrow, cobbled streets nestling in the foothills of the Serra do Caldeirão.  *** The church is at the centre of the village, and there are numerous little cafes in the surrounding area, to relax at and soak up the tranquility of the village.  *** ***... [Lire la suite]