Sunday, February 22, 2015

Figueira Da Foz, Portugal

Figueira Da Foz
Vista panoramica (panoramic view)

This postcard is postmarked in 2009 with a Portugal Transportation stamp.

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According to the legend the place’s name is due to a fig tree, which stood at the quay of Salmanha, where the fishermen used to tie up their boats. The historian Nelson Borges said, however, that Figueira comes from the word "fagaria", which means "opening, huge mouth". Foz comes from the Latin word "fouces" = "mouth of a river", and Mondego comes from the pre-romanic expressions "mond" = "mouth" and "aec"= "river". That means, Figueira da Foz would be "the river’s mouth opening".
Portugal stamp 2008
From the Series: City Transport 
Carro Electrico - Coimbra (Electric Car)
1911 - Entrada ao servico (entered service in 1911)
Servicos Municipalizados de Coimbra
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ONeal said...

Boats, water, clear sky, beautiful colors. So nice!

Brenda Perez said...

That is one of the reasons I love Florida. Only here the parked boats are the size of small cruise ships.