Last month I was the lucky winner of this game, in which the prize is a postcard sent by everyone who decided to join it. I received postcards from Silvana, Luzia, Joana, Inês Barbosa, Rui and Inês Brito.
Photo: Carlos Alvim
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, better known as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro was designed by Edgar de Oliveira da Fonseca in a modern style based on Mayan architectural style of pyramids.
The current cathedral was built between 1964 and 1979 and replaced as seat of the Archdiocese a series of churches that had served as cathedrals since 1676.
The New Cathedral, as it is sometimes called, is located in the center of the city. Conical in form and with a 96 metres (315 ft) internal diameter — 106 metres of external diameter — and an overall height of 75 metres (246 ft). Inside, the area measures 8,000 square meters and sufficient 5,000 seats(; it has a standing-room capacity of 20,000 people). - in: wikipedia
Cora Coralina is the pseudonym of the Brazilian writer and poet Anna Lins dos Guimarães Peixoto Bretas. She's considered one of the most important Brazilian writers.
In this postcard we can see the Old House of the Bridge, where Cora Coralina lived, in the city of Goiás. The house, built in the middle of the eighteenth century, is currently a museum whose mission is to preserve and promote the work of Cora Coralina.
The Basilica of the Rosary in Fátima began to be built in 1928, in neo-baroque style, according to a project by the Dutch architect Gerardus Samuel van Krieken. It stands on the spot where the Little Shepherds played to make a small wall of stones when they saw the light that made them think it was a thunderstorm on May 13, 1917. The first stone was blessed by the Archbishop of Évora, D. Manuel da Conceição Santos, in 1928, and the consecration took place on October 7, 1953. In 1954 he was granted the title of "Minor Basilica" by Pope Pius XII.
Foto: Luís Ferreira Alves
The Monastery of Saint Benedict in Santo Tirso was founded by Dª Unisco Godiniz and her husband Abunazar Lovesendes in 978.
The present mother church was built in 1659-79.
After secularization the monastery was divided; one part was for private individuals, the other for public offices (Town Hall - in the old convent inns, the Court and Administration of the county) and an Agricultural Asylum, and one last part for parish residence.
The monastery has been classified as a National Monument since 1910.
Foto: CNART - Centro Nacional de Arte Rupestre
I've a confession to make. Sometimes I travel km's and km's to visit UNESCO sites but I have not yet visited the Foz Côa Rock Art Site that is located in my district, that's actually the only UNESCO site in mainland Portugal that I haven't visited yet. I'm telling this because Castelo Melhor, the village on this card, is one of the entrance doors to the Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley and where we can visit some rock engravings.
Besides the engravings, we can visit in the village, among others, its castle.
Foto: W. Müller * Art & Concept: G. A. Wittich
I like this postcard so much. Like I told Inês, I do not know if I like the old man better, or the donkeys. In fact, old men and donkeys make a very photogenic partnership.