Monday, October 20, 2008

Pictures vs postcards III

Voilá, here you've a new post with pictures and postcards and like the 1st one, this one is about 2 of the portuguese historical villages.

Well, Trancoso is classified as historical village but it is a city. The classification of historical village was given to places with significant historical and patrimonial value.The walled city of Trancoso still retains much of its medieval atmosphere, a past full of portuguese heritage. Trancoso is located in my district and this card shows its castle.

I want to take a picture like the card but there was a car parked next to the pillory.... i don't like to have cars in my pictures, specially when i taking pictures of historical buildings like castles or old churches.

This is a card from Belmonte, a town not too far from my city but belongs to Castelo Branco district. Here you can see a "castle from the 13century that was transformed into a fortified manor house in the 15th century by the family of Pedro Alvares Cabral, the discoverer of Brazil. Pedro was born inside, and the family's coat of arms is part of a Manueline window on one of the side walls. The interior has been remodeled and includes an amphitheater for shows and concerts." - in:

I took this picture 2 or 3 years ago when i went to Belmonte with my dad.
I was lucky that day because it was raining but when we went to the castle the rain stopped and i took some nice pictures.
Belmonte is known for beeing the birth place of Pedro Álvares Cabral, the discoverer of Brazil, but it's also known for having the largest Jewish community in Portugal.

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