I have a big fascination with bridges. I find them beautiful, a symbol of human ingenuity and strenght.
I particularly like this black and white postcard of the 25th of April Bridge, built in 1966, over the river Tagus, in Lisbon, Portugal's capital.
Its construction was completed 6 months ahead of schedule and its original name was Salazar Bridge, named so in honour of António Salazar, Portugal's Prime Minister and dictator for over 30 years. He founded and led the "Estado Novo", the authoritan, right-wing government that presided over the country from 1932 to 1974.
After the revolution, in 25th of April of 1974, its name was changed to 25th of April Bridge. When it was inaugurated, it was the 5th largest suspension bridge in the World and the 1st outside of the USA. Nowdays, it stands in 66th place in the World ranking, but it's the highest bridge in Europe.
This wonderful card was sent to me from moonwolf.
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My name is Márcia and I live in a beautiful island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean named Terceira. It is located in the Portuguese archipelago of Açores (Azores in English, Azoren in German).
I started collecting postcards when I was just a teenager but until I joined the Postcrossing Project, it was a very small collection. :)
Since then I’ve received so many beautiful cards and learned so many new things that I’ve decided it would be interesting to share that knowledge and beauty with my friends and fellow postcrossers. Hence, this blog!
I will try and make it as fun and interesting as possible and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Oh, and please don’t be shy! If you feel like it, leave a comment! Hugs to all, Márcia
If you are interested in a postcard or link trade, or just to express your opinion, you can reach me on the following email: email@example.com