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Postcards From Leiria

By Gail Aguiar @ImageLegacy

Leiria, Portugal

I had an unexpected hour in the Central Portugal town of Leiria on Saturday. What did I do? Take pictures, of course.

It was my first visit. An hour isn’t much to explore properly, but what I did see gave me plenty of reasons to return: interesting buildings, street art, tempting food menus, leafy squares, and from what I can tell, lots of activities. In fact, I’d walked right into a weekend festival of sports — a karate demonstration was just winding down and the Portuguese Air Force was there with personnel and vehicles.

Festa do Desporto @ Leiria, Portugal

Portuguese Air Force vehicle @ Festa do Desporto - Leiria, Portugal

Leiria, Portugal

There is another event scheduled for next weekend: a motorshow called Sobre Rodas (“On Wheels”). Consider that the population of Leiria is 126,879 (2011); I think they’re doing well.

Sobre Roadas @ Leiria, Portugal

But back to the town. Here’s a sample of what I photographed in an hour:

Leiria, Portugal

Leiria, Portugal

Leiria, Portugal

Leiria, Portugal

Leiria, Portugal

Leiria, Portugal

Leiria, Portugal

Leiria, Portugal

street art in Leiria, Portugal

Leiria, Portugal

Leiria, Portugal

Leiria, Portugal

Leiria, Portugal

September 16, 2017
Album: Portugal [Summer 2017]


Leiria is the seat of the District of Leiria, 180km south of Porto and 145km north of Lisbon.

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