Somewhere in Middle Earth?

old mill

I’m not sure, but I think Bilbo Baggins mentioned this spot in his memoirs.

Actually, it’s the remains of an old mill sitting on the bank of the Ribeira do Vascão, right on the border between the Algarve and the Alentejo. If you look carefully, you can see one whole and one partial mill stone amongst the rocks at lower left.

I took this photo on the way to Mértola a couple of weeks ago, and yes, the grass really was that green. Another reason to love the Algarve (or Alentejo) in winter-slash-spring…

(Click the image to biggify.)

About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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3 Responses to Somewhere in Middle Earth?

  1. Karyn says:

    A beautiful picture which reminds me of a lovely day and some laughter on that bridge. However, I don’t think it is the Guadiana River bank which is pictured. I think this was the bank of the Ribeira do Vasçao. I didn’t see any hobbits. Or dragons. Dragons would have been terrifyingly cool. Could you arrange that for our next visit? If not, hobbits would be cool.

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