The Lighttrails of the Knights Templar

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The castle of Almourol is one of the more emblematic and cenographic medieval military monuments of the reconquest, and the best representation of the influence of the Knights Templar in Portugal. Located on a small islet in the middle of the Tagus River, in Vila Nova da Barquinha, in the centre region of the country. The castle was conquered in 1129 and it was part of the defensive line controlled by the Knights Templar, and a stronghold used during the Portuguese reconquest.

In the scene, at right, is visible the strong path of planet Venus, also reflected in the calm water of the river.

Canon 50D – ISO500 f/4.5 10mm Exp.20″ in 30-04-2012. Sum of 161 images taken between 21h31 and 22h59, in a total time integration of about 54 minutes.


Canon 50D – ISO500 f/4.5 10mm Exp.20″ in 30-04-2012 at 21h45

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