Sunday, October 12, 2008

Card #8, Sesimbra: Fishes and Beaches

This postcard appears to be a reproduction of an oil painting by Josefina de Jesus Ferreira Guedes, depicting the Castelo de Sesimbra, which was built by the Moors in the early second millennium. The postcard comes from the Portuguese town of Sesimbra, which is a beautiful and temperate town known for its beaches and its fishing. Not surprisingly, fishing and tourism are its two main sources of income. I'm always interested in getting a taste of the towns my postcards arrive from, and I will often pull them up on Google Earth so that I can see photos from Panaramio. Sesimbra looked particularly beautiful. I strongly urge you to take a moment to check this photo out. Thank you from user luisacarvalho, whose postcard arrived on September 20 after 5 days of travel.

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