On Tuesday, November 7 I took the southwards road to go in the Ria de Aveiro at the mouth of Rios de Vouga and Antuã; it is a vast lagoonal plain whose access to the sea is interdict with the motor homes, to circulate it does not have nothing there to see. Admittedly I went there to see on foot, approximately 500 meters after the dunes.
On Wednesday morning around 10:00 I laid out myself with raising the bivouac to install me in São Jacinto, 11 km further away at the end of the end of the peninsula; great disappointment it had no site there to station and the city was also quasi deserted in this period of end of autumn. I returned on the carpark at Torreira. The day was partially sunny with a temperature of 12°C.
On Thursday, November 9th I visited Aveiro which was formerly a seaport. But in 1575 a violent storm closed the lagoon and the city silted up. It had to be waited until 1808 so that a channel was open with the stones of the wall of the city. On the quays some beautiful buildings of Art-nouveau with in foreground of the very coloured boats, moliceiros. Three monuments held my attention while walking on in the lanes. The church of the Mercy with its gate of the 17th century and its churchwarden's pew with its splash plate out of gilded wooden. Further away I entered the cathedral vestige of the convent of São Domingos built in 1423 whose interior is a patchwork of later styles. A Setting in the tomb draws attention by the characters in bust. Beside, Antigo Covento de Jesus where withdrew itself in 1472 the princess Jeanne, girl of the king Alphonse V, is transformed into museum of sacred art with remarkable examples of Baroque art. I had left my vehicle at the entrance of the city on a carpark reserved for the motor home, but without convenience.
The town of Viseu is re-elected by its school of painting of the Renaissance of which the most beautiful specimens are exhibited by Museu Grão Vasco. I stationed my vehicle on an immense carpark in the downtown area at the bottom of the hill surmounted by the cathedral, the church of the Mercy and the museum Grão Vasco. The museum is rich in sacred art objects as well as liturgical objects. I concentrated on the rooms exposing primitive school of Viseu at the 16th century.
On Saturday, November 11th I traversed the tour proposed by the Green Guide in Serra de Lappa. While driving on I visited two villages, Aguira de Beira and Sernancelhe, with ancient granite houses and Roman churches of austere spirituality what is appropriate better for my temperament like with my design of Christianity close to the Protestantism by Luther that the heavy baroque style overloaded of gold. In end of the afternoon I returned to bivouac on the carpark in Viseu.
On Sunday, November 12th I went up to the top of Caramulinho, 1075 m of altitude, but initially I stopped at the village of Caramulo to visit Museu Abel de Lacerda which exhibits a collection of art made up of tapestries and paintings of which of Picasso, Fernand Léger, Dufy, Dali and Braque, with video monitoring, No-Photo. On the other hand the collection of cars is photographable, there are ten Ferrari of which the prestigious F40. Of course I admired the cars former French as well as three Bugatti of which one 35 B. I establish my bivouac at the bottom of Caramulinho at 1011 Mr.
|De Dion-Bouton, 1906|