Monday, August 2, 2010

Cape São Vicente & Lighthouse - Portugal

Not so long ago Helena "leninha" sent me a RAS card with the salt ponds in Aveiro, and now, just a few days later, she sent another RAS, this time from Algarve with the Cape São Vicente and it's lighthouse.

© Michael Howard photography

"Cape St. Vincent next to the Sagres Point, on the so-called Costa Vicentina (Vincentine Coast), is a headland in the municipality of Sagres, in the Algarve, southern Portugal.
The present lighthouse was built over the ruins of a sixteenth-century Franciscan convent in 1846. The statues of St. Vicente and St. Francis Xavier had been moved to the nearby church of Nossa Senhora da Graça on Point Sagres. This lighthouse, guarding one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, is the second most powerful in Europe; its two 1000-watt lamps can be seen as far as 60 kilometers away." - in:

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