Mata Nacional (National Woods)

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And all started with D. Afonso III king of Portugal. Is true that some places need to be repaired and best preserved but that's politics.

In XIII century D. Afonso III started the planting of the trees ,but was D.Dinis (1279-1325) king of Portugal who intensified the culture, sowing were made enormous so that the dunes of the coast there was no degradation, and to serve the interest maritime and commercial of kingdom.

during the discoveries XV-XVI century, the wood was used in the construction of the caravels,and the tar extracted from the trees was used to protect caravels. With the industrial expansion XVIII-XIX was necessary to produce coal to feed the stoves of the glass industry and metallurgy industries. Today is a place of leisure where we do several activities such as jogging, mountain bike ,motocross, off road cars or simply walk. Is true that some places need to be repaired and best preserved but that’s politics… In several places there are tables where you can make a picnic near a small river that makes the place even more enjoyable…

P.S.
If you find a tree with a red fruit call medronho don`t eat a lot because you will get drunk(pics 23,24,25)

written by bongofury on 2010-02-09 in #world #locations #nature #smena-8m #fed2 #fed5b #landscapes #portugal

5 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    medronho hu ? Never heard of it... Super shots, with some nice soft focus sometimes (what camera is it?)... And I love N°8 !

  2. bongofury
    bongofury ·

    @ stouf
    thanks,pics 2,3,4,13,27 fed5b ,pics 21,22,23,24,25,26 fed2 and the others with smena 8m

  3. afd_lsi
    afd_lsi ·

    nice place!

  4. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Great location!
    "Ai, flores, ai, flores do verde pїo
    se sabedes novas de meu amigo?
    ai, Deus, e u é?" :DDDDD

  5. ilovemydiana
    ilovemydiana ·

    26 is like a fantasy!

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