Monday, August 10, 2009

PT RR - Sunset

I'm hosting a RR on the portuguese community and this time i decided to join a group, the sunset group. I've received cards from 3 different countries, Italy, Portugal and Brazil.
Diana "patzow" is a portuguese girl living in Milan. She sent this card showing the Navigli.
"The navigli was a system of navigable and interconnected canals around Milan. Five canals made up the system: Naviglio Grande; Naviglio Pavese; Naviglio Martesana; Naviglio di Paderno; Naviglio di Bereguardo.
The first three were connected through Milan via the Fossa Interna, also known as the Inner Ring. The urban section of the Naviglio Martesana was covered over at the beginning of the 1930s, together with the entire Inner Ring, thus sounding the death knell for the north-eastern canals. Commercial carrying continued on the Naviglio Grande, but the decline was steady and by the sixties it was over for good." - in: wikipedia

I already have an huge collection of cards sent by Ana "ninocas", this is another card sent by her. The cards shows part of Óbidos Castle walls.
" The town of Óbidos is located on a hill and is still encircled by a fortified wall. The well-preserved mediaeval look of its streets, squares, walls and its massive castle have turned the picturesque village into a preferred tourist attraction in Portugal.

In 1210, King Afonso II donated the village to his wife, Queen Urraca. Since then Óbidos has often belonged to the Queens of Portugal, giving rise to its informal title as Vila das Rainhas (Queen's Village). Several queens enriched the village with donations from the Middle Ages until the 16th century." - in: wikipedia

Jucy from Brazil sent this Cabo Frio card showing the Feliciano Sodré Bridge, inaugurated in 1926.

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