As a prelude to the blog on Sintra coming up this week, I would like to share the beautiful bit of poetry by Byron who visited Sintra and spoke lovingly of it.
“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more”
– George Gordon Byron