Sunday, November 27, 2016

Meet-Up in Sintra - Portugal

Any excuse is good for a day trip, to meet-up and buy postcards. This time the excuse was a trip to Sintra to try a new cake. I don't know about the cake, but looking to these two cards, it was worth going there to buy postcards. They were sent by Ninocas and Vitória and were also signed by Zé, Edite and Paula.

© Sergiy Scheblykin 2016
The National Palace of Queluz and its historical gardens are one of the most remarkable examples of the harmonious link between landscape and palatial architecture in Portugal. They illustrate the evolution of the Court’s tastes in the 18th and 19th centuries, a period that was marked by the baroque, rococo and neoclassicism. Built in 1747 at the orders of the future King Pedro III, the consort of Queen Maria I, the Palace of Queluz was initially conceived as a summer residence, becoming the royal family’s preferred place for their leisure and entertainment. They lived there permanently from 1794 until their departure for Brazil in 1807, as a result of the French invasions. - in: http://www.parquesdesintra.pt/en/parks-and-monuments/national-palace-and-gardens-of-queluz/

© Sergiy Scheblykin 2016
The picture on this postcard is great. Speaking of pictures, the first picture made in Portugal was a picture of the Pena Palace ?! It was a gentleman named Wenceslau Cifka who took it.

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