Friday, July 18, 2008

my city's conqueror

my city's conqueror, originally uploaded by julioc. © 2008 All rights reserved by JulioC.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-Fz20, Exposure: 1/125 sec., Aperture: f/4, Focal Length: 51 mm, ISO Speed: 80

D.Afonso III statue - Faro, Algarve - Portugal

D. Afonso III, the fifth King of Portugal, born in Coimbra, 1210, also known as "the Bolognian".

Secure on the throne, Afonso III then proceeded to make war with the Muslim communities that still thrived in the south. In his reign the Algarve became part of the Portuguese kingdom, following the capture of my city, Faro, in 1249.

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