7 April 2012.
After our morning around the salt pans of Tavira, Portugal, in the afternoon we went to the old town centre and its surroundings.
Tavira is an old town. One of its bridges across the river was originally built in Roman times.
In the river, lesser black-backed gulls swim.
On a tall TV mast are two inhabited white stork nests.
The medieval center is not along the Gilão river, but on a rocky hill above the floodplain.
That old centre has a town wall, a medieval castle and many ancient churches.
From a tree in a square, a European serin sings.
There is not only human architecture in Tavira. House martins have built their nests under an old building’s windows.