Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Winner of the Month - August (II)

The portuguese cards that I got thanks to this game.

 Fotos: Manuel M. Pinturache, David de Abreu
Sofia sent a card with a few recognizable portuguese images, most of them from Lisbon and Porto. 

A very recognizable image of Lisbon is this one with the 25th of April Bridge and Tagus River. This river is one of the most extensive rivers in the Iberian peninsula and the largest in Portuguese territory, with a total course of about 1100 kilometers.
The card was sent by Ninocas.

A card from Castelo Branco sent by Zé.
The Church of S. Miguel, which is the beautiful Cathedral of Castelo Branco, probably dates back to the thirteenth or fourteenth century. But it suffered numerous damages in the last quarter of century XVII. Missing the means to build a monumental work, it was D. Martim Afonso de Melo, Bishop of Guarda, who rebuilt it in the last quarter of the seventeenth century, bearing most of the expense in its reconstruction. The façade has almost no ornaments.

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies in Lamego is the main attraction of this city. The card was sent by Ana Rita. 

Rui sent a postcard from Ferreira do Zêzere with a landscape of the Ursa Valley. Unfortunately part of this landscape was destroyed by the fires this summer.

A reproduction of a postcard of São Brás de Alportel in 1930. 
The 2017 postcard was sent by Tiago.

© Instituto dos Museus e da Conservação, I. P. / Palácio Nacional de Queluz - Fotografia: Luís Pavão
Inês Brito sent this postcard with an image of the dressing room of Princess D. Maria Francisca Benedita in the Palace of Queluz. Just like me, when Inês went to the palace, she discovered some furniture that would be perfect to store postcards!! 

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