Friday, May 25, 2018

PT RR - Group 105 * Surprise May

New month, new surprise postcards. This time the postcards came from Portugal and France.

© EU-EAC-Luc Dumoulin
Rui wrote this postcard on the 9th of May, day of Europe and sent this postcards issued by the EU on the "European Heritage Label - Europe starts in ..." And it seems that Europe begins with the Constitution of 3 May 1791. The Constitution of May 3 1791 was adopted by the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, to ensure more freedom and political equality on its territory and introduce the constitutional monarchy system.
It reflects enlightenment influences, which gave primacy to reason, law and freedom, as well as religious tolerance, and is considered as one of the first constitutions of its type in Europe. - in:

Fotógrafo: Alberto Ladeira
My first postcard from Oleiros, a town in the district of Castelo Branco in Portugal. 
This Roman bridge is composed by four arches of perfect turn, through which passes the Pero Beques river. The bridge is open to traffic. 
This card was sent by Tiago. 

Photo: André Rohmer 
I've never heard of Thann, but that's where Ana's daughter lives. The city is located in the department of Haut-Rhin, France.
Situated in the centre of the old town, the church known as the Collégiale is good example of the style of gothic architecture that flourished in the Rhine valley in the late Middle Ages. 
The building owes its name "La collégiale" to the college of monks who moved to Thann from the nearby town of Saint-Amarin in 1442. Construction of the collégiale took more than 200 years, from the end of the 13th Century through the 15th Century, and was completed in 1516 with the 78m tall spire. - in: wikipedia

Paulo must be an excellent teacher, students even bring him souvenirs from their vacation. One of his students brought him this card from Paris. So I think I have to thank Paulo and his student.
The Cathedral of Notre Dame, a prominent example of Gothic architecture, is situated in a place where once a Roman temple existed. The construction of the famous Cathedral lasted more than 150 years, and was completed in 1330. 

No comments: