Saturday, May 26, 2012


Believe it or not, the strange stucture on the card is a lighthouse, the Cabo Branco lighthouse at João Pessoa, the capital city of the brazilian state of Paraíba.
The lighthouse was inaugurated in April 1972. Cabo Branco Lighthouse has a unique triangular shape in the country. Their designers had intended to represent a sisal plant, to draw the lighthouse.

 Photo by João Neto
BR-202843, sent by Maísa.
Cabo Branco Lighthouse is located on a cliff on the beach of Cabo Branco. Situated about 800 metres north of Ponta do Seixas, the easternmost point of mainland Brazil. It is one of the most important and visited postcards of Paraíba's Capital.
With a triangular Tower in concrete, three wing-shaped pointed projections to 3.5 m from the ground, the Lighthouse is painted white with a black horizontal band just above the wings. For decades, long before the city of João Pessoa enter sightseeing, Cabo Branco lighthouse was already known by Mark "the easternmost point of the Americas".

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