Monday, October 09, 2006

Peniche cats

cats2, originally uploaded by mister anchovy.

This guy lived with a bunch of other cats outside the walls of the fortress in Peniche. The fortress was a prison that held political prisoners right up until the mid-70s when Portugal became free of a dictatorship. There is a museum inside, and you can visit cells where political prisoners spent 20 hours each day. It is one of the saddest places I've been to, set in what is now a lovely, if sprawling, resort town.


Candy Minx said...

Well, the cat is sweet. Must have been weird to imagine people being kept in those prison cells...especially for their beliefs.

* (asterisk) said...

He looks a bit scrawny, this one. Bless. That such stuff is so recent is quite incredible, isn't it?

sp said...

Great pictures. I really like this one of the cat with all the stone around her/him. Looks like a beautiful trip.