Tuesday, June 16, 2009

THAT'S MY WORLD TUESDAY # 30

Photo by Sailor Girl of Our World as seen from the monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos, in Belém, Lisbon). It features a mosaic decoration (a gift from South Africa in 1960) showing a world map with the routes of various Portuguese explorers inside a wind rose. A contribution to THAT'S MY WORLD TUESDAY.

8 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Wow!!! That is really beautiful. The Portuguese were/are great explorers. MB

Mary Elizabeth said...

Interesting and beautiful indeed.
Thanks for sharing.
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B Squared said...

A beautiful mosaic.

Leif Hagen said...

Sailor Girl! How R U? Remember, tomorrow is ABC Wednesday and "F is for ....." LOL from Mr. Funny at EAGAN daily photo

Pierre said...

Thank you for an interesting Blog and for sharing some great photographs! This one has particularly intrigued me as I am from Cape Town, South Africa.

Arija said...

A very beautiful design and plate.

LUIS MIGUEL CORREIA said...

Linda representação deste nosso Mundo português: parece uma bandeira de mármore a flutuar no solo de Belém. Podia ser o próprio Atlântico Azul a mostrar os seus segredos de tantos mares...

Dina said...

Absolutely marvelous!
You Portuguese really got around.
Wait till I show this to my daughter and grandkids! (We are a map and chart family.)