Ana Valentina Angelo

I've missed you, Figueira!

Under the skies of Figueira V

I walked through other lands. I traveled through beautiful places ….. but I’ve missed you, Figueira! Why? Because you are unique!

Figueira you are singular!

Ana Valentina Angelo

You are Mondego, you are Claridade, you are the sea

You are a melody that sings and enchants me

You are a hug that soothes me

You’re fragrance, you’re magic, you’re moonlight

Impossible not to love you!

View of the sea at Praia da Claridade - Figueira da Foz Municipality / PT

Colage by Sabrina Angelo

The salt flats of Mondego

I leave Claridade beach towards the train station. In minutes I’ll be at Marinha das Ondas, Parish of Figueira da Foz. I cross the bridge and – I can’t resist – slowing down my car, and from the top I get drunk on the image caused by the harmonic and unique choreography from the sea entering the freshwater from the Mondego river , a phenomenon that promotes the marine. Numerous of them … which with their walkways form a huge checkered mesh of compartments where water is collected and processed for the salt production.

O Núcleo Museológico do Sal

Shortly beyond are the houses, the warehouses and the Salt Museum Center, which is the starting point for the Marine Trail Route, promoted by Figueira da Foz City Council and guided by staff specialized in guiding the participants throughout the specificities of the theme.

One more surprise that you, Figueira, offer to your visitors.

To you, who accompanies me in this column, I wish you a productive week, and see you on my next post.

Author: Ana Valentina Angelo

Photos: Ana Valentina Angelo & Cesar Angelo

Original Language: Brazilian portuguese

Translation: Sabrina Jung Todt Angelo

The author does not practice the changes to the 1990/2009 Brazilian Orthographic Agreement

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