Freitag, 23. August 2013

Castelo Branco II

 

 

In Portugal there is the so-called "Portuguese Calçada (Sidewalk)", a famous portuguese mosaic placed in the streets, made of irregular stones of limestone (calcareous) and basalt, which are used to form decorative patterns contrast between the stones of different colors.

The design on this Geocoin is based on the "Calçada" and on the embroidery of Castelo Branco, Portugal, that emerged around the 17th century. These embroideries are an ex-libris of the city. The mosaic can be found are all over the city, mainly on the sidewalks.

This geocoin has been developed together with the Portugese Geocacher Geopate.

 

Size: 45 mm diameter, 3 mm thick

This geocoin is trackable via geocaching.com and has its own icon:

 

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