I'm still receiving cards related to the photo contest, i got these 2 yesterday. Aren't they great??! :P
Karina "kazinhabueno" from Brazil sent me this amazing card from the Pelourinho - historic centre of Salvador, Bahia state. This was one of the cards i had in my "favorites" album.
Known as Pelourinho, the historic centre of Salvador with it's colorful colonial buildings, cobblestoned streets and a sense of history, is a city within a city. "Nicknamed Pelo by residents this area is in the older part of the upper city, or Cidade Alta, of Salvador. It ecompasses several blocks around the triangular Largo, and it is the location for music, dining and nightlife.
Pelourinho means whipping post in Portuguese, and this was the old slave auction location in the days when slavery was common. Slavery was outlawed in 1835, and over time, this portion of the city, though home to artists and musicians, fell into disrepair. In the 1990's, a major restoration effort resulted in making the area a highly desirable tourist attraction. Pelourinho has a place on the national historic register and named a world cultural centery by UNESCO." - in: http://gosouthamerica.about.com/cs/southamerica/a/BraPelourinho.htm
On this card we can see a very typical Lisbon cable car and Jerónimos Monastery, an Unesco whs and one of the 7 wonders of Portugal.
Thanks Karina and Ana, i loved the cards.