On 20th of July 2014 I participated as a student in the “Freedom” project of the European Citizen Campus (ECC) in Viana do Castelo in Portugal.
Photo: The Basilica or Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, better known as Temple of Santa, was built on the hill of Santa Luzia in 1904.
Viana do Castelo is a municipality of about 40,000 inhabitants, located in the Minho region in the North of Portugal. As a young photographer I visited the city, which I liked a lot, particularly through its architecture and impressive monuments. While visiting, I was looking for postcards to send to my family and my friends. However, this mission proved a little difficult, as I found it hard to find postcards which capture the uniqueness and originality of this serene place. Disappointed to not have found what I was looking for, I decided to take the liberty to make my own postcards of Viana do Castelo through which I could convey my own perception of the city.
Photo: The Eiffel Bridge is a steel bridge built by the Eiffel company in 1878, which crosses the Lima River near its mouth, in Viana do Castelo.
Photo: The Eiffel Bridge allows the arrival of the railway into the city. With its 562 meters and two floors for rail and road traffic, it is a major symbol of the Iron Architecture in Portugal.