Sunday, October 12, 2008

More cards from Portugal

You're probably tired of so many portuguese cards, but i've so many and some of them are so beautiful, that i want to show them all. I still have a lot to show but tonight you'll see just 3 of the cards i got 2 or 3 weeks ago when i went to the north of the country to visit a friend.

© Michael Howard photography

I went to the north of the country but this is a card from the south of the country. This is a view of Ferragudo from across the river Arade, in Algarve. "Up until the late 20th century, Ferragudo was the home mainly of fishermen, who worked the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the estuary of the Arade and the river itself. Today its economic life is mostly tied to the tourist industry. Bordered on the west and south by the river and the Atlantic Ocean, Ferragudo is noted for its picturesque scenery, its good fishing and its beaches." - in: wikipédia

I've just stopped in Porto a few minutes to take the subway and the bus, it wasn't enough time to buy all the cards i wanted but i managed to buy a few. I already have a lot of cards of this city, all of them are great and i always want more because this city is wonderful. The historic centre of the city is classified by Unesco as a world heritage site.

"Porto is Portugal's second city. The city is located in the estuary of the Douro river in northern Portugal. The largest city in the region, Porto is considered the economic and cultural heart of the entire region.

One of Portugal's most internationally famous products, Port wine, was named after the city because it was originally shipped from the area or, more precisely, from Vila Nova de Gaia, a city just across the river which belongs to the same conurbation. The country was also named after the Latin name of this city, Portus Cale.
Porto is well known for its enterprising spirit, characteristic culture, people, and local cuisine." - in
: wikipedia

"The Peneda-Gerês National Park, also known simply as Gerês, is the only national park in Portugal (although many Natural Parks, Protected Landscapes and Reserves exist across the nation). It is located in the Norte region, in the northwest of Portugal.It is in the districts of Viana do Castelo, Braga and Vila Real.
The park was created on May 8, 1971 due to its national and international scientific interest, with the aim to protect the soil, water, flora, fauna, and landscape, while preserving its value to the existent human and natural resources. Education and tourism are also goals of the park." - in:

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