“…When the traveller woke and opened the window of his room , the world had been created. It was early and the sun still had far to go. No place could be more serenely beautiful, none would ever be, with such simple elements, wide land, trees, silence…”

JOSÉ SARAMAGO - Nobel Prize in Literature 1998
in JOURNEY TO PORTUGAL chapter “The Great and Ardent Land of Alentejo”