Thursday, November 12, 2009

Travelling envelope

I host a RR on the portuguese community and we've now 3 groups for travelling envelopes and i've received 1 of them last tuesday. The envelope had 10 cards and i took these 4.

Cape Espichel is a cape located to the west of Sesimbra. Tourists are drawn there due to breathtaking views of its cliffs facing the Atlantic Ocean.
The location is famous for the a sanctuary complex, built extremely close to the edge of the tall cliffs, which includes a church still in use today.

Praia do Guincho (Guincho Beach) is a popular Atlantic beach located on Portugal's Estoril coast, 5 km from the town of Cascais in the District of Lisbon.
The beach has preferred surfing conditions and is popular for surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing. There are also several surfcamps and surfschools in the area that provide accommodation and services including rentals, repairs and surfing classes.

"The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge flanked by viaducts and roads that spans the Tagus River near Lisbon, capital of Portugal.
The bridge was opened to traffic on 29 March 1998, 18 months after construction first began, just in time for Expo 98, the World's Fair that celebrated the 500th anniversary of the discovery by Vasco da Gama of the sea route from Europe to India." - in:

"The Praça do Comércio is located in the city of Lisbon. Situated near the Tagus river, the square is still commonly known as Terreiro do Paço (Palace Square) because it was the location of the Paços da Ribeira (Royal Ribeira Palace) until it was destroyed by the great 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. After the earthquake, the square was completely remodelled as part of the rebuilding of the Pombaline Downtown, ordered by the Marquis of Pombal.
The square was named Praça do Comércio, the Square of Commerce, to indicate its new function in the economy of Lisbon. The symmetrical buildings of the square were filled with government bureaus that regulated customs and port activities. The main piece of the ensemble was the equestrian statue of King José I, inaugurated in 1775 in the centre of the square. This bronze statue, the first monumental statue dedicated to a King in Lisbon, was designed by Joaquim Machado de Castro, Portugal's foremost sculptor of the time." - in: wikipedia

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