Viana do Castelo in Black and White

2012-05-08 5

The Atlantic Sea plays a very important role in Portugal’s history and culture. In Minho, the pleasant weather and aged villages result in the perfect combination. The moment I return to my country, this is the city that I want to live in: Viana do Castelo.

This city is too perfect to describe through words so I decided to honor it with a “soneto”.

Credits: -alia-

Surrounded by a green humming mountain
We find a historical and enchanted city
Its streets lead to a square with a fountain
And sounds remember an old ditty

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The granite façades with tiles
Can tell us magical and beautiful stories
Interesting details give us smiles
They tell us about great glories

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A city of lovers Sea and River
Lost in time and eternal love
When they kiss reflects silver

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Nostalgic tradition in black and white
Colored craftwork and tasty cooking
This is a little of Viana do Castelo’s sight

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Charlie Chaplin would love this city, certainly.

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  1. onexceptothers
    onexceptothers ·

    Waw ! Amazing review as well as great pictures ! I know this city very well, Indeed that's the hometown of my mother. I spent every of my childhood's summer holidays there :)Your pictures did brought a lot of memories, thank you.

  2. -alia-
    -alia- ·

    @onexceptothers thanks a lot! Really appreciated! Viana is a special place and i love to see that some people know what i mean =)

  3. artichekt
    artichekt ·

    You made me really curious to visit this place!! ;-)

  4. -alia-
    -alia- ·

    @artichekt ;·) you should be curious and you should visit Viana!

  5. artichekt
    artichekt ·

    :-D Not without a competent guide! ;-)

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