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#MonochromeMonday  by +Jerry Johnson, +Hans Berendsen, +Manuel Votta, +Steve Barge and +Nurcan Azaz 
#MonochromeArtyClub  by +abhishek chamaria, +JR Snyder Jr, +June Penn, +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
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Photo: The bow of the Earth - B&W, Praia dos Arrifes - Albufeira, Algarve(Portugal)

#MonochromeMonday  by +Jerry Johnson, +Hans Berendsen, +Manuel Votta, +Steve Barge and +Nurcan Azaz 
#MonochromeArtyClub  by +abhishek chamaria, +JR Snyder Jr, +June Penn, +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#ThirstyThursdayPics  by +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile
#WaterscapeArtWednesday  by +Terrill Welch, +Dane Clingan and +Trisha Standard
#SeaTuesday  by +Julia Anna Gospodarou
#LandscpapePhotography  by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +Ke Zeng and +David Heath Williams
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Photo: Old Mosque / Principal Church of Mértola - Mértola, Beja(Portugal)
This is one of those places where we can breathe history.
The mosque dates from the twelfth century and its construction incorporated elements of previous constructions, including the Roman era.
With the reconquest was consecrated to Christian worship keeping the structure of the ancient Muslim temple.
During Classical Antiquity, Mértola was Inhabited by Phoenicians, Carthaginians and finally the Romans, who called it Iulia Myrtilis.
The town was raised to the status of the Municipium in times of Emperor Augustus and was connected to important Roman cities (Beja, Évora) through the road system.
During the 5th to 8th Centuries, Mértola was invaded by Germanic tribes of the Visigoths and the Sueves.
Around the year 711, Hispania was invaded by the Moors from the Maghreb, inaugurating a period of great Influence of Islamic culture in the Alentejo region nearly that would last 500 years.
In 1238, in the context of the Reconquest, the town was conquered by Portuguese King Sancho II, putting an end on Centuries of Islamic domination in the Mértola region. The town was Donated to the Knights of the Order of Santiago, the Military Order that played a vital role in the Christian conquest of Southern Portugal. The seat of the Order was established in Mértola Until 1316.

#MonochromeMonday  by +Jerry Johnson, +Hans Berendsen, +Manuel Votta, +Steve Barge and +Nurcan Azaz
#MonochromeArtyClub  by +abhishek chamaria, +JR Snyder Jr, +June Penn, +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#LeadingLinesMonday  by  +Elle Rogers, +David Murphy, +Michael Stuart and +Pam Chalkley
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Photo: Mértola Castle - Mértola, Beja(Portugal)

#WideWednesdayPanorama  by +Andrew Marston, +Ken McMahon and +Lucille Galleli 
#LandscpapePhotography  by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +Ke Zeng and +David Heath Williams
#MonochromeArtyClub  by +abhishek chamaria, +JR Snyder Jr, +June Penn, +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
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The bow of the Earth - B&W, Praia dos Arrifes - Albufeira, Algarve(Portugal)

#MonochromeMonday  by +Jerry Johnson, +Hans Berendsen, +Manuel Votta, +Steve Barge and +Nurcan Azaz 
#MonochromeArtyClub  by +abhishek chamaria, +JR Snyder Jr, +June Penn, +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#ThirstyThursdayPics  by +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile
#WaterscapeArtWednesday  by +Terrill Welch, +Dane Clingan and +Trisha Standard
#SeaTuesday  by +Julia Anna Gospodarou
#LandscpapePhotography  by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +Ke Zeng and +David Heath Williams
#BreakfastClub  by +Gemma Costa
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