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  • BehindBlueI's

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    Today was St. Jerome Monastery, Maritime museum, explorer's monument (

    Padrão dos Descobrimentos​

    ) , and Belem tower.

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    Also, St George castle in the morning.

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    Breakfast, 2 bifana and a small Portuguese beer.

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    Tile work art in subway station.
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    Cable car on the waterfront near train station.
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    Leaving for Evora on train, 1st class car. Only 4 euro more per ticket, but more space and fewer people per car.

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    Bridge view.

    Waiting at station now, 3 stops before we arrive
     

    BehindBlueI's

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    OK, that is kind of creepy.

    It is a concrete reminder of the transient nature of human life. It's difficult to look at the skulls, think of the fact they were people with their own lives, hopes, successes and failures, etc and now they are anonymous bones. Stripped of any identity today, what did they live for then? What do you live for now?

    I didn't find it creepy, but I'm used to death and corpses so perhaps I'm not the bellwether for this sort of thing.
     

    BigRed

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    It is a concrete reminder of the transient nature of human life. It's difficult to look at the skulls, think of the fact they were people with their own lives, hopes, successes and failures, etc and now they are anonymous bones. Stripped of any identity today, what did they live for then? What do you live for now?


    Well said.
     

    Born2vette

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    It is a concrete reminder of the transient nature of human life. It's difficult to look at the skulls, think of the fact they were people with their own lives, hopes, successes and failures, etc and now they are anonymous bones. Stripped of any identity today, what did they live for then? What do you live for now?

    I didn't find it creepy, but I'm used to death and corpses so perhaps I'm not the bellwether for this sort of thing.
    After nearly 40 years in healthcare I am way too used to death and corpses, but human bones still creep me out! And bones recovered from the Baumeister estate (not far from my home) have been in the local news this week.
     
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