Monday, August 19, 2013

8th Postcrossing Anniversary Meeting

Last month Postcrossing celebrated its 8th anniversary and Aveiro hosted a portuguese meeting. Unfortunately, i had to work that day and celebrated this anniversary alone. 
I wasn't there but this year the meeting was big, with some of the regular faces and new ones too. This is the list of postcrossers at this meeting: Paula, Vitória, Miguel, Ninocas & Duarte, Zé "Pombal", Zé Guedes,  Catarina, Edite, Ana Sofia & Mafalda, Rita Oliveira, Edite and another Ana. 

 © Composición y diseño: EDITORIAL FISA ESCUDO DE ORO, S. A. 
This 1st card was sent by Vitória. 
Four of these cards have three things in common, the Aveiro Lagoon, the Central Channel and the moliceiros boats. 
The 45-kilometer-long  Aveiro lagoon stands as one of Europe's last remaining untouched coastal marshland. It is also a haven for numerous bird species. The locals call this rich lagoon Ria de Aveiro. Tourism and aquaculture are the mainstay of the Aveiro Lagoon region. It is also renowned for its artisan fishing and as a center for the collection of fleur de sel, an expensive salt variety. - in: wikipedia

  Fotografia: Oswaldo Santos
The Central Channel of the Ria de Aveiro runs through the center of the lower part of the city, from the Rossio Garden to the old building of the captaincy of the port of Aveiro.
Card sent by Zé Guedes.

 Forways, Lda
 This night view of the Grand Channel was sent by Ninocas & Duarte. 
Moliceiro is the name given to vessels circulating in the Ria de Aveiro lagoonThis vessel was originally used for harvesting seaweedbut now used for tourism.

 Guia Turístico do Norte, Lda
Moliceiros are known for its elegant stylized bow, decorated with cheerful colours and marine and rural elements. There's also the presence of a caption in each moliceiro, usually something unique and funny, the only limit is the imagination of its author.

Nunes de Almeida Editores
Miguel sent me a card from Barcelos with the Main Church. 
The construction of the Church began in the second half of the 14th century, ordered by D. Pedro, 3rd Count of Barcelos, whose arms are recorded in the arches of the main portal. It is a building with a Romanesque transition to Gothic. Was transformed over the centuries XV to XVIII. 
On the South side of its facade has a bell tower that dates back to the 18th century.

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