Monday, July 27, 2015

Meeting up with Gail and Aveiro sightseeing tour by Moliceiro - Encontro com a Gail e passeio de Moliceiro por Aveiro

 EN Summary: Gail from myfabrication.blogspot.com (Australia) is spending a few days in Portugal and came to Aveiro for a short stay. We went on a Moliceiro trip together, which allowed her and my little family to know Aveiro from the water canals perspective. We've spent a lovely time together (picture heavy).

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PT Sumário: A Gail do blogue myfabrication.blogspot.com (Austrália) veio passar uns dias a Portugal e passou por Aveiro durante uns dias. Fomos fazer um passeio de Moliceiro pelos canais, uma excelente oportunidade para conhecer melhor esta cidade enquanto pomos a nossa conversa em dia (tem bastantes fotos, a página pode demorar algum tempo a carregar)



 EN: Aveiro has its ancient roots connected with the marine environment. In the ancient times the population would live from fishing, salt production (the Salinas) and agriculture. Ria de Aveiro is a salty lake connected with the ocean and it extends throughout the city with its water canals; that's why this city is also known as the Portuguese Venice. The Moliceiro boats, believed to have its roots within the Phoenician culture, were used to harvest seaweed to fertilize the farmland. In the ancient days these boats would feature a large sail, but nowadays they are propelled by diesel engines and their only purpose is to transport tourists along the water canals. There are other types of boats used the navigate the waters surrounding Aveiro but the Moliceiros are indeed the most popular.

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PT: Aveiro tem as suas raizes na antigudade ligadas ao ambiente marítimo. Nos tempos antigos a população vivia essencialmente da pesca, produção artesanal de sal (as Salinas) e agricultura. A Ria de Aveiro é uma espécie de lagoa salgada com ligação ao oceano, e tem canais espalhados pela cidade, sendo esta a razão pela qual Aveiro é conhecido como a Veneza Portuguesa. Os barcos Moliceiros, os quais se acredita terem origem Fenicia, eram usados para apanhar moliço que depois era usado para fertilizar a terra. Antigamente estes barcos tinham uma grande vela, mas nos nossos dias são movidos a motor e servem apenas para passeios turísticos nos canais de Aveiro.


 EN: This bridge over the canal holds the symbol of Aveiro City, a seagul.

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PT: Esta ponto sobre o canal ostenta o símbolo da cidade de Aveiro: uma gaivota.
 EN: In this ancient part of the city the typical houses were made of wood and used to store the salt. In the present days the front of the houses are kept and restored as fronts for more modern houses, preserving the traditional sights.

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PT: Nesta parte antiga da cidade, as casas típicas eram feitas de madeira e usadas como armazéns de sal. Nos tempos modernos as fachadas foram mantidas e restauradas, servindo casas de cosntrução moderna enquanto preservam a vista antiga.
 EN: This modern house was designed to blend in with the typical surroundings and belongs to a fellow blogger, dressmaker and designer (notice the dressform by the window!): Anabela Quinta. The house was designed by her husband, the architect José Carlos Marques from Areadomus.

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PT: Esta casa moderna foi projetada para se enquadrar na arquitetura antiga típica desta região e pertence a uma colega blogger, modista e estilista (notem o manequim à janela!): Anabela Quinta. A casa foi desenhada pelo seu marido, o arquitecto José Carlos Marques da Areadomus.
 EN: The white and yellow house below was constructed circa 1850 and it's the most ancient house (still standing) in Aveiro.

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PT: A casa branca e amarela que podem ver abaixo foi construída por volta de 1850 e é a casa mais antiga de Aveiro ainda de pé.

 EN: The Moliceiro boat is made of pine and is shaped long and narrow, with styled bow and stern both highly decorated with painted images. These boats are around 15 meters long and 2.5 meters wide with a covered forecastle.

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PT: O Moliceiro é feito de madeira de pinho, de forma comprida e estreita, com proas e rés decoradas com imagens pintadas. Estes barcos medem cerca de 15 metros ao comprido, 2.5 metros de largura e a proa tem uma divisória coberta.
 EN: After our Moliceiro trip we wento to Praia da Barra (Barra beach) to see the lighthouse:

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PT: Depois da nossa viagem de Moliceiro passámos na praia da Barra para ver o farol:

 EN: Then we crossed by ferry to Saint Jacinto and had a lovely grilled fish meal at a lovely little restaurant called Peixaria (the name translates to fish market). We had a lovely time together, Gail is a wonderful and kind person and I am very glad we had a chance to meet.

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PT: Depois fomos de ferry até São Jacinto e almoçámos peixe grelhado no restaurante a Peixaria. Foi um dia muito bem passado, a Gail é maravilhosa e muito simpática e fiquei muito feliz por termos tido esta chance de nos conhecermos melhor.

7 comments:

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

what a beautiful day, thanks for sharing.

Gail said...

Tany, it was such a lovely day. I found your notions store and purchased some braid and buttons. Such a treasure in Aveiro!

Tany said...

Gail: I'm so glad you found the notions store, it's a hidden gem indeed. Hope you're enjoying your last week in Portugal!

Sigrid said...

lovely place. meeting up with other sewers is always so nice

Audrey said...

It was interesting to read about Aveiro and I enjoyed the pictures.

Vicki said...

Looks like a beautiful place!

Rosie said...

I hope to see you and Gail in NYC soon!