Friday, September 17, 2010

TVI cards

Two weeks ago postcrossing was on a portuguese national tv channel, TVI. Two portuguese postcrossers, "pilotOne" and "ludovico" were invited to talk about postcrossing and the poscard trading experience in a morning show. It was a short but nice interview, who knows, maybe the 1st of many more. At the end of the interview each one of them received 1000 cards, yes, 1000 cards as a gift. Can you imagine that??
José "pilotOne" decided to share his gift by sending 5 cards to some postcrossers of the portuguese community. I've received these cards.

Some portuguese cities and places: Aveiro, Costa Nova, Costa de Prata, Peniche, Porto, Lisbon, Douro, Algarve, Arcos de Valdevez, Ponte de Lima, Viana do Castelo and Coimbra.

Ponte de Lima is a town of of 2,800 inhabitants in the northwest of Portugal. It is named after the long medieval bridge that passes over the Lima river that runs next to the town.
One of the oldest towns in Portugal (founded on the 4th March of 1125), it was historically significant as a Roman settlement in the road from Braga to Santiago de Compostela and Lugo, and the first place in Portugal getting a municipal chart.

Arcos de Valdevez is also a city in northwest Portugal. The card shows the river Vez and the Church of the Holy Spirit, built by the Confraria do Espírito Santo - Confraternity of the Holy Spirit - in 1681, in the Mannerist style. It was remodelled during the 19th century in the neo-Classical tradition.

"Vieira Beach is ann ancient fishermen village, that even nowadays decorate the sandy area with their fishing nets and traditional colourful embarkations.
The Vieira Beach is still nowadays an excellent tourist and summer resort, with great conditions for all visitors.
Beyond a charming sandy area with typical colourful sun shades, the beach is endowed with other facilities, such as bars and esplanades over the sandy area.
A fantastic parallel sideway goes parallel to the beach, decorated with special Portuguese pavement, providing great walks and relaxing moments of contemplation." - in

Finally, a Costa Nova, with the typical Moliceiros boats, very common in the Ria de Aveiro (estuary of the river Vouga). These boats were used to gather the "moliço" (algae and water plants), the exploitation of the salt-pans, the fluvial transportation of the maritime fishing and the river fishing
The boats, with about 15 meters long and 1,5 meters wide, are constructed with pine-tree. In the extremities, there are decorative panels with naif paintings of popular flavor, with a legend of satirical, romantic or religious character. In each boat there are four paintings, none of them repeated.

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