Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Ninocas' cards

Ana "ninocas" sent me these beautiful cards as a prize of her lottery in the portuguese community.

© Michael Howard photography

This is a card from Albufeira, south of the country. Is my 1st card with this shape.

And a card from Porto with a panoramic view of the Douro River with the rabelo boats and Dom Luís I Bridge. The Rabelo Boat, it is a typical boat from Porto. This kind of boat is not used anymore , except to tourism trips along the river. In old times those were the boats used to transport, from the mountains up the river, the Port Wine in big pipes to the cellars in Porto and Gaia.

This is also a card from Porto, a building with portuguese tiles.
"Tiles (called azulejos) are everywhere in Portugal. They decorate everything from walls of churches and monasteries, to palaces, ordinary houses, park seats, fountains, shops, and railway stations. They often portray scenes from the history of the country, show its most ravishing sights, or simply serve as street signs, nameplates, or house numbers.
Although they are not a Portuguese invention (the use of glazed tiles began in Egypt), they have been used more imaginatively and consistently in Portugal than in any other nation. They became an art form, and by the 18th century no other European country was producing as many tiles for such a variety of purposes and in so many different designs. Today, they still remain a very important part of the country's architecture." - in:

Are you hungry?? These are some portuguese food specialities. I don't know what some of the things are but everything looks delicious.

"Zambujeira do Mar is small fishing village on the Portuguese coast in the Alentejo region.
The popular event Festival Sudoeste, one of the biggest summer music festivals in Portugal, takes place in the Zambujeira do Mar. During the four days of the festival a whole host of national and international bands take to the stage playing through the day and evening. After hours, world-renowned DJs keep the party going well into the next morning. Past performers have included some big names from the world of indie and rock music including Marilyn Manson, Oasis, Ben Harper, Muse, Fatboy Slim, Doves, Basement Jaxx, and Black Uhuru." - in:

1 comment:

Gulfmann Stamps Collection said...

So nice Portuguese tiles postcard.