Wednesday, July 30, 2008

RAS Cards Day

Well, well, well, today was a great postcard day, if I counted right, i've got a total of 24 cards today, 24 surprise cards :o that's true. Today i'll show only 3 of them, i need to take a picture of the other cards, they are just too many to post them here one by one.
These 3 wonderful cards, are RAS cards sent by Américo "valdagua". He saw my album of cards i would like to receive and sent me 3 of them. These cards are so beautiful and make me proud of my beautiful country :D
"Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca) is a cape which forms the westernmost point of both mainland Europe and mainland Portugal.
It was known to the Romans as 'Promontorium Magnum' and during the Age of Sail as the Rock of Lisbon. The Portuguese poet Luís de Camões (16th century) defined Cabo da Roca as the place "where the land ends and the sea begins" - in:
The lighthouse on the card is the same lighthouse on the stamp.
"Albufeira is a Portuguese city and a municipality in the Algarve region. Its name came from the Arabic al-Buħayra = "the lagoon".
The architecture of the town ranges from typically Algarvian narrow streets with pale white and sometimes tiled houses to very modern tourist developments. The apartments near the newly built Marina e Bryn are a unique spash of pinks, blues and yellows, dubbed Legoland by the local inhabitants." - in:

"The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge flanked by viaducts and roads that spans the Tagus River near Lisbon, capital of Portugal. It is the longest bridge in Europe. The bridge was opened to traffic on March 29, 1998, 18 months after construction first began, just in time for Expo 98, the World's Fair. It's name celebrate the 500th anniversary of the discovery by Vasco da Gama of the sea route from Europe to India." - in: wikipedia

1 comment:

Ana said...

24 cards!!! that calls for celebration! :))

And these 3 are just lovely. The view on the second one is absolutely beautiful, i love its colours.

The bridge one is great as well...I know ive seen one like this with a bridge in Denmark (Copenhagen)....the thing i like most about this is the feeling of how as the bridge goes into the distance, it feels as if it goes down and floats just above the water level or goes in, know, subways, when they dive into the tunnel and get lost in the darkness....:D
yeah, that was some analogy :)))))