In the beginning of October I was in Leiria for a weekend city break to celebrate 8 years of marriage to Mr. Beyond Lisbon.
Besides the city I also wanted to explore some of the green landscapes in the area. One of the places that I looked up was this: Lagoa de Ervedeira.
A natural lagoon, which was also a favourite spot of many people in the region, particularly families with kids, Lagoa de Ervedeira reminded me of so many Summers spent near pine trees – the smell of a forest of pine trees under the Summer sun is something unique!
At the time there was a fire some 20 or 30 km away from Leiria (the sky had a weird light, that you can see in the photos) and, some two weeks later, a big chunk of green in the area of Leiria just… burned. Completely.
Should I blog about the way this place was *before* the fire or should I keep this to myself, since this place is not longer the way I’m showing it? I decided I should keep a memory of the good times.
I’ll be sharing more about this place soon!
The website: http://www.beyondlisbon.pt/