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Whilst walking leisurely through the back streets of Sintra in Portugal, I came across this café/bar called 'Lord Byron' Aside from the name I was attracted by the 'flatiron' architecture and the pastel toned paintwork.

Back home, a little research on Google revealed that after visiting Lisbon in his Grand Tour of Europe in 1809, Byron spent some considerable time in Sintra, then known as Cintra. He became greatly enamoured of the place. So much so that he wrote about it in his semi-autobiographical poem 'Childe Harolde's Pilgrimage', describing 'Cintra's glorious Eden'.

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