The World On My Doorstep

An ever-expanding postcard blog

A Portuguese Ship

on September 14, 2012

Having only received home internet today, and having started a new job this week I am VERY behind and have a huge pile of postcards to update my blog with this weekend, so thought I better get started!! This card arrived last week, from Portuguese postcrosser Joana. She tells me how the tiles shown in this card are very traditional for Portugal. She explains how this picture shows a caravel – the type of boat used by navigators and explorers in the 15th-17th centuries which is a period known there as the “Age of Discoveries”. The card is beautiful and made even better by the explanation on the back. Love it!

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