Monday, 10 June 2013

Portugal, My Beautiful Country

Today is Dia de Portugal, de Camões e das Comunidades Portuguesas, the  Portugal's National Day.
 This post is about my beloved country but it is not about lack of hope unemployment, hunger, emmigration,  insane austerity measures, corruption or political impunity.

It's about the beauty  of this country of
friendly and talented people.

                       Azulejos                               Calçada portuguesa                          Fernando  Pessoa

but  no one understands it better than the fado singers
                        Camané                             guitarra  portuguesa                            Mariza                                                                         

                 Lenço dos Namorados - embrodery from Minho      and    Women from Nazaré
          The remarkable  architect Siza Vieira. In 1992, he was awarded with the  Pritzker Prize.

The amazing rock band Xutos & Pontapés, playing together for more than 30 years.

                               Cristiano Ronaldo , one of the best football players of all time.

 That's it!  Here are some of the reasons why I love my country.

images via pinterest

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