Tuesday, December 20, 2011

PT RR - Group 68 * I wish

More cards from an "I wish" group of the portuguese RR. My wishes are always the same, Unesco, castles and churches. This time i've received a Unesco Intangible Heritage and 2 castle cards.

© 2005 - Ed. 19 de Abril

Fado, urban popular song of Portugal was a few weeks ago on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This card was sent by Gracinha.
In popular belief, fado is a form of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor. However, in reality fado is simply a form of song which can be about anything, but must follow a certain structure. The music is usually linked to the Portuguese word saudade which symbolizes the feeling of loss (a permanent, irreparable loss and its consequent life lasting damage). Amália Rodrigues, Carlos do Carmo, Mariza, Mafalda Arnauth, and Cristina Branco are amongst the most famous individuals associated with the genre. - in: wikipedia


Leninha sent me this card with the gate and tower of the Castelo de Vide castle, built in the beginning of the 14th century.

Photo by Liam Blake

Brian aka fisherman, from Ireland, joined the RR and he even wrote in portuguese ;) He sent me this beautiful castle near Dublin.
Malahide Castle is one of those medieval palaces that are lost in mystery and legends. It is located near the Irish village of Malahide, 14 km from Dublin in the north of Ireland.
Malahide Castle is one of the oldest historic forts in Ireland. From 1185 to 1975 the palace was a private mansion and home of the Talbot family. This is one of the longest periods in the history of all Ireland, in which a family keeps for such a long period ownership of this castle.
The oldest part of the Malahide Castle dates from the 12th century.

Their family mansion has been so for 791 years, the only exception is for the period from 1649 to 1660, when Oliver Cromwell granted the palace to Miles Corbett, after the invasion in Ireland. After the death of Cromwell it was returned to the Malahide Talbots.

Today Malahide Castle visitors can see works of art that are part of the National Gallery collection. The palace is fully furnished with beautiful antique furniture dating from different periods. - in: http://travelinos.com/castles/n22-13409-Malahide_Castle

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