We drove out to the Jeronimos Monastery and the Monument to the Discoverers. Then on to Estoril and Calais which are the playgrounds for the rich and famous. From there on to Sintra which is a little inland. High on the top of the mountain there is the Pena Palace (Byron’s Other Eden). It is in perfect condition and is a combination of Moorish, Manualine and Baroque architecture. From there, you can view the sea on both sides. It is surrounded by huge lovely parks. It is really a great castle. Returned to Lisbon and went to the House of Cork where on really gets the royal treatment - wine and Cassis. Bought some coasters with the flags of each country we have visited.
A daily diary of a journey in 1962. Please post comments about where you were then on the Background page.
1962 was pivotal. This is the background:
It was a year colored by the Cuban Missile Crisis, an escalating involvement in Vietnam, the Berlin Wall and the Cold War with Russia, Civil Rights issues, a nascent space program, Nelson Mandela in prison, Betty Friedan's, The Feminist Mystique, the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the death of Marilyn Monroe.