Random photo of the week

ponte da barcaPonte da Barca is a town in the North of Portugal, whose name makes mention of a boat. Besides taking people and goods from one side to the other of the river Lima, it was not uncommon for the boat to carry pilgrims on the way to Santiago de Compostela.

Ponte da Barca is also one of the places that claims to have been the birthplace of Fernão de Magalhães, aka, Ferdinand Magellan, the man who organized the first circumnavigation of the Earth (in the 16th century).

Advertisements
Categories: People, Places | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Post navigation

One thought on “Random photo of the week

  1. Pingback: Simple pleasures | Beyond Lisbon

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: