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Saturday, August 2, 2014

PORTUGAL - Cultural Landscape of Sintra

"In the 19th century Sintra became the first centre of European Romantic architecture. Ferdinand II turned a ruined monastery into a castle where this new sensitivity was displayed in the use of Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance elements and in the creation of a park blending local and exotic species of trees. Other fine dwellings, built along the same lines in the surrounding serra, created a unique combination of parks and gardens which influenced the development of landscape architecture throughout Europe." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1

 

 Thank you so much for this postcard, Pedro!


 Postcard 2
  
 

Thank you so much for this postcard, Nela!


 Postcard 3



Thank you so much Jean Pierre for this wonderful postcard of Sintra!
I also like the UNESCO stamp! <3 font="">
All the best to you too!


2 comments:

Kevin Miller said...

Hi Jan,
This is actually my first time to learn about Sintra. I am glad I have found your site. At first I thought it was all postcards, but of course, postcards meant there’s always stamps attached to them. I love the dragonfly stamp!
Oh, if in case you have some free time, maybe you can go check out one of my favorite go-to stamp websites, StampWorld.com. Search http://www.stampworld.com/en/stamps/Portugal/ and you will see all stamps they have there from Portugal. I hope you enjoy your time there as much as I do!

Jan said...

Hi Kevin! Thank you for visiting my blog! But I haven't been to Portugal yet... Most of my postcards are from fellow postcard collectors... You may also check out www.postcrossing.com. Have a great day!