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I first thought I will simply title this photo "Postcard from Lagos" but then I noticed that the clock shows here 5 minutes to midnight. Whether it is true time or not, I don't remember. It seems quite late for the blue hour especially in late August when the days are already shorter.
The photo presents two towers of Igreja de Santo Ant髇io in Lagos, the most popular town of Portuguese region of Algarve. Although it is only the seven largest town in Algarve, for tourists it is probably the most important.

After traveling from the north to the south of Portugal, I decided to travel along the whole southern coast of Portugal, the region of Algarve. In fact I managed to see most of the coast from the Farol do Cabo de S鉶 Vicente in the west to Monte Gordo in the very east. Yet I keep discovering on TrekEarth new places which I have missed.

More information about Lagos from Wikipedia:

Lagos is one of the most visited cities in the Algarve and Portugal, due to its variety of tourist-friendly beaches, rock formations (Ponta da Piedade), bars, restaurants and hotels, renowned for its vibrant summer nightlife and parties. Yet, Lagos is also a historic centre of the Portuguese Age of Discovery, frequent home of Henry the Navigator, historical shipyard and, at one time, centre of the European slave trade.
In 2012, travel website TripAdvisor, classified Lagos as the number one travel destination, on a list of "15 destinations on the rise" worldwide.
Lagos, Nigeria, may have been named after it, since, at the time of the 15th century, Lagos, Portugal, was the main centre of Portuguese maritime expeditions down the African coast.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagos,_Portugal

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