Exhibition: Portas de Ródão
This set of photos came up as a result os some trips and treks around Portas de Ródão.
The main purpose was research and documentation to write my book Pagwagaya, but soon the ideia of a small exhibition, as an aditional attraction at the book presentations, came along.

Portas de Ródão, next to Vila Velha de Ródão, are two massive quartzitic cliffs that strangle the Tagus River. The north cliff belongs to Vila Velha de Ródão (Beira Baixa) and south cliff to Nisa (Alto Alentejo).
This was my chosen place for the story that happens in my book.

2.6 Million years ago, there was no cliffs and the quartizic rock was only one. The Tagus river created here a huge lake and a huge waterfall of about 170 meters high! The existence of this waterfall can be proved by the existence of the large lake that now exists downstream of Portas de Ródão and by the greater water depth in its vicinity.
Meanwhile the river drilled down its way through the rock until it reached the present situation of water level balance downstream and upstream.

At the northern cliff there's an easy accessible viewpoint next to what is left of Visigoth King Wamba's Castle.

Adding in importante to the classification as a Natural Monument is the largest portuguese colony of Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus) that can be observed in that place all year round.
Like the greatness of the landscape, this birds are also huge and noble, some of the biggest flying birds and can reach up to 2.8 meters of wingspan.


Bar La Bohème - Setúbal
Novembro/December of 2012


All photographies are PVC (3mm) mounted width a support structure of U PVC profile.
6 photographies 30x45cm
3 photographies 30x80cm
1 photography 30x105cm

Portas de Ródão
Panoramic view as seen from the north cliff
Panoramic view as seen from the island
King Wamba's Castle
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