Wednesday, December 25, 2013

PT RR - Group 87 * Castles

Cards from Morroco, France and Portugal sent by Rita Oliveira, Joana Duarte and Vitória.

Colecção de Aguarelas de Alberto Sousa (in Arquivo Militar)
An watercolor of Asilah portuguese fortress. 
Asilah or Arzila is a fortified town on the northwest tip of the Atlantic coast of Morocco. Its ramparts and gateworks remain fully intact. The Portuguese conquered the city in 1471, but John III later decided to abandon it because of an economic crisis in 1549. - in: wikipedia

Photo: P. Morales
  Château de Malle is a classified historic monument and is an exquisite residence surrounded by magnificent Italian style gardens. Built at the beginning of the 17th Century by Jacques de Malle, descendant of an old Preignac family and President of the Parliament of Bordeaux, the Château has remained in the same family without ever changing hands. The estate enjoys, amongst other things, a privileged geographical situation as the vineyard stretches over some of the most sought after land of three communes, Preignac, Toulenne and Fargues. It is also situated across two prestigious areas of controlled appellation of origin namely, Graves and Sauternes. Moreover, the excellent quality of the sweet wine from Château de Malle was acknowledged in the famous classification of 1855 destined for the Universal Exposition in Paris as per Imperial decree. - in:

© Foto: Nuno Trindade © Casa dos Postais -
A wonderful night view of the Pena Palace in Sintra.

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