Sunday, August 5, 2018


 Last week Leninha and Paula surprised me with these lovely cards for my elderlies collection. Thank you both. 

Foto e Grafismo: Acácio Soares
The Lourinhã district is one of the most representative when it comes to windmills, which despite no longer playing the active role in the economy they once did, are still without doubt important heritage to the centuries old traditions of our people.
At Alto da Pinhoa, in the Moita dos Ferreiros region, you can enjoy a close-up experience of five windmills which were fully restored in April, 2000.
Three of them are still in operation while one has been transformed into a bar (currently not open to the public) and another is used as a holiday home.
It is even possible to chat to the miller and his wife, simple and friendly people who’ll happily open the door to the central mill and show you it in operation (with a little help from the wind, of course!), and they’ll explain how it works. Fascinating for both children and adults. You’ll be able to see the two different grinding systems, one for corn and another for wheat, which use different types of stone in the grinding process. You can learn how to grade the grain of the floor and how to operate each of the mill stones. - in:

Foto: Fabiano Knoop © 2018 - Ed. 19 de Abril
Alfama is not only one of the oldest and most picturesque districts in Lisbon, but also was one of the only neighbourhoods, which was not destroyed in the 1755 earthquake. 
This is now one of the most touristic places in Lisbon, with lots of tourists and foreign people. However if you see and elderly at the window, thats quite possible that that person has lived there for more than 70 years. 

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