Sintra is a very magical place according to many sources. I think this is why Hans Christian Andersen chose to live here for a few years. This place has inspired many of his stories and works. We are staying in the house he lived in. There is a book full of his stories. I read a few and there was evidence of Sintra in the first paragraph that he wrote of "The Gardener and the Family".
Sintra is around 5 miles from Lisbon the capital of Portugal. Our neighbours have a big old manor with pointed gables, it has a large garden. At our house there is a flower garden, a kitchen garden, and box hedges. In the picture beside the page from the book, you will find oranges and lemons, picked from our own garden. Anyway there is a lot of Sintra in his stories.
In case you don't know who Hans Christian Andersen is, I wrote a very small biography for you:
Hans Christian Anderson (H.C Andersen), born April 2, 1805, died August 4, 1875, was a very successful Danish author, he wrote many lovable plays, novels, travelogues, poems, and greatest of all, fairy tales. In total he has a combined amount of 3381 works, and translated into 125 languages.
His fairy tales include some classics such as, “The Ugly Duckling”, The Little Mermaid”, Thumbelina” and MANY more. His stories have inspired ballets, plays, animated and live-action films.
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