No, These Boulders Aren’t Photoshopped — This Town Is Very Real And Quite Incredible.

These boulders look like they just crashed into the Portuguese town of Monsanto…

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But in reality…

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…Monsanto was built around and in between a crop of ginormous boulders!

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Long ago, narrow streets and passageways were carved between the boulders.

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And rather than hacking into the rocks…

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 …the people of the town built between and around them, keeping these natural wonders intact.

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The village, which has been around since 6th Century BC, shows that people have respected and adapted to (rather than destroy) their environment for ages.

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 A great example for us to follow!

 

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