Climbing the Clérigos Tower in 1917

This climb, in July 1917, was celebrated in the history of our city.

Two Galician acrobats, father and son, named D. José and D. Miguel Puertullano, to promote a brand of biscuits, climbed, without any security equipment, the 76 meters high that the tower has.
Once up there, they did acrobatics on the cross that ends the tower. Before they had drank tea accompanied by such biscuits, and dropped advertising papers, part that is not seen in this little film.
Below, a huge crowd was watching all this.
To show you this adventure we have a video of about 8 minutes, made from the film at the time, by Raul de Caldevilla, unfortunately without original sound. I draw attention to the way the acrobats are dressed. Pants, shirt and even a tie!

Look at the tranquility of these artists. No ropes or protection net. The basbaques, down here, waited for the fall, and were left without that part of the show.

The Clérigos Church with its tower is the main monument in the city of Oporto. It was designed and built by Nicolao Nasoni in the 18th century.

In 1917, while this adventure was taking place, the Portuguese fought in the First World War, which would only end the following year.

Do not know the author of this text, but I thank him/her for this history sharing!

Corroios Marsh. Beautiful. NOT TO LOSE !!!!

Corroios Marsh – Sapal de Corroios
The Corroios Marsh, in the municipality of Seixal, is the best preserved wetland in the entire Tejo estuary.
The Marshland plays a vital role for the populations of fish, bivalves, crustaceans and resident and migratory birds in the Tejo River estuary.
It is worth noting the richness of the fauna existing in the Corroios Marsh.
This site serves as a temporary landing site for dozens of migratory water bird species.
Tailorbird (Alfaite) “Recurvirostra avosetta”
Common tern (Andorinha-do-mar) “Sterna paradisaea”
Little ringed plover (Borrelho) “Charadrius alexandrinus”
Cormorant (Corvo-marinho) “Phalacrocorax carbo”
Flamingo (Flamingo) “Phoenicopterus”
Common moorhen (Galinha de água) “Gallinula chloropus”
Seagulls and flamingos
Heron (Garça-real) “Ardea cinerea”
Heron feeding in the Corroios Marsh
Black-headed gull (Guincho) “Chroicocephalus ridibundus”
Brazilian merganser (Mergulhão) “Mergus octosetaceus”
Black-tailed godwit (Maçarico de bico direito) “Limosa limosa”
Mallard (Pato-real) “Anas platyrhynchos”
Black-winged stilt (Perna-longa) “Himantopus himantopus”
Dunlin (Pilrito) “Calidris alpina”
Ruddy turnstone (Rola-do-mar) “Arenaria interpres”
European golden plover (Tarambola) “Pluvialis apricaria”
All these birds are looking for food and shelter here.
The flora of the Corroios Marsh is composed of species that can withstand high levels of salinity and live submerged for a long time.
“Mesembryanthemum crystallinum” (Barrilha)
“Halimione portulacoides” (Gramata branca)
“Atriplex halimus” (Salgadeira)
The Corroios Tide Mill is located in the beautiful Corroios Marsh Ecological Reserve.
It was built in 1403 by order of D. Nuno Álvares Pereira.
The Corroios Tide Mill opened to the public as the nucleus of the Seixal Municipal Ecomuseum in 1986.
The mill was expanded in the early 18th century after having suffered major damage in the 1755 earthquake.
In 1980 it was acquired by the Seixal City Council, which restored it and opened it to the public as part of the Municipal Ecomuseum.
This branch was closed to the public until September 2009 and reopened after a requalification process.
Property of Public Interest, the mill offers all visitors a long-term exhibition called “600 years of milling at the Corroios Tide Mill”.
It is one of the oldest tidal mills in Europe.
Corroios Mill is one of the few that remains open in the area of the Tejo estuary.
Corroios Marsh, a trip that will be worth it!

Taken from Poweroint:

Photos: Google
Formatting: Irene Marques

Ditados… / Sayings…

Para quem não conhece poder (re)APRENDER A FORMA CORRETA:

e eu imaginava como seria um pé de cachimbo, quando o correcto é:
Domingo é um dia especial para relaxar e fumar um cachimbo ao invés do tradicional cigarro (para aqueles que fumam, naturalmente…).

“Este miúdo não pára quieto, parece que tem bichos carpinteiros
Foi uma grande dúvida na minha infância…Mas que bicho-carpinteiro” é esse?
Um bicho pode ser carpinteiro???”
“Este miúdo não pára quieto, parece que tem bichos no corpo inteiro“.
Aí está a resposta ao meu dilema de infância!”

Cor de burro quando foge”
O correto é:
Corre de burro quando foge!”
Este é o pior de todos!
O burro muda de cor quando foge? De que cor fica? Porque mudaria de cor?

Outro em que todos erram:
“Quem tem boca vai a Roma
Bem, esse eu achava que percebia, de um modo errado, mas percebia!
Pensava que quem sabia comunicar ia a qualquer lugar!”
O correto é:
“Quem tem boca vaia Roma
(Isso mesmo, do verbo vaiar).

Mais um famoso…
“Quem não tem cão, caça com gato
Entendia também, de forma errada, mas entendia!
Se não tem um cão para ajudar a caçar, utiliza um gato!
Embora o gato só faça o que quer, pode ser que nesse dia esteja de bom humor!
O correto é:
“Quem não tem cão, caça como gato
… ou seja “sozinho!”

Não me diga que sabia o verdadeiro sentido de todos destes ditados populares ?