The Luis I Bridge in Porto, Portugal is one of my favorite bridges yet. It crosses the Duoro River joining the city of Porto and the city of Vila Nova de Gaia. The fascinating thing about this bridge is that it has a double deck. Pedestrians and the metro cross on the top deck while the lower deck is for cars and also for pedestrians.
I can hardly believe it! I am in Porto, Portugal! Francisco Sá Carneiro was a former Prime Minister of Portugal. They named this airport after him when he died in a plane crash in 1980 on his way to Porto. The original name for the airport was “Pedras Rubras.” Can you guess what that means in English?
As I wondered past the Royal Palace in Madrid, I came upon this huge church called “La Catedral de la Almudena.” Can you guess how many years it took to complete this building?
In Segovia, Spain, I made some of new friends who live in a marionette museum. The museum is dedicated to the work of Francisco Peralta, one of the best marionette masters in Spain. In 1990, he was the first marionette maker to receive the Medal of Merit from the well-respected Institution of “Bellas Artes” (“Fine Arts”) in Madrid.
I made a new friend today! His name is Ratoncito Perez, and he lives at Calle Arenal, 8 in Madrid, Spain. It turns out that he is a very interesting character indeed!