Friday, February 11, 2011

Ceuta - Spain

Last week i've received a generous offer of almost 50 cards. Can you imagine, 50 cards in an envelope as a gift?? It was like a dream :) The cards are from different countries, Portugal, Spain, France, Brazil, Estonia, Angola, Venezuela, Thailand.... and probably 1 or 2 more that i don't remember right now.
This wonderful offer was a gift from Paulo. He also has a postcard blog If anyone wants to trade, just contact him.
Almost 50, i think it were 49 cards, are just too many to upload and post here, so i chose a few that i'll try to post in the next days. Lets start with 2 cards from Ceuta.
"Ceuta is a 18.5 square kilometres (7.1 sq mi) autonomous city of Spain and an exclave located on the north coast of North Africa surrounded by Morocco. Separated from the Iberian peninsula by the Starit of Gibraltar, Ceuta lies on the border of the Medeterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Ceuta along with the other Spanish exclave Melilla are the only Spanish territories located in mainland Africa." - in: wikipedia

The Monument to the Heroes of Africa is located in the Africa Square, it was "designed in 1892 by the military engineer José Madrid Ruiz. This monument is a crypt containing the remains of some of the heroes of the 1859-60 African War. It is in the Neo-gothic style and has several bronze reliefs whose moulds are the work of the Sevillian sculptor Antonio Susillo. It is thirteen and a half metres tall and was opened on 4 May, 1895.

The Port Authority Building was built in 1929 following a design by the architect Manuel Latorre Pastor on the site of a palatial building designed by Andrés Galmés Nadal. It is a clear example of Modernist architecture, with machinery aesthetics. Inspired by a boat, with imposing projecting eaves, porthole-shaped windows and spaces resembling funnels, it has been restored on several occasions." - in:

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