View fromThe top
Here is the view from Mount sao Felix, you see the nearest to you the town of laundos, from this side of the hill. Thene the big city of Povoa de varzim and finally the Atlantic Ocean. It was a bit foggy on this day because you can make out the ocean really well on a nice day.
Sao felix chaple
This is the Sao Felix Chapel one of 3 religious structures in laundos there is the main church at the bottom of the stairway and a small chapel south of the main church. There is mass only 1 a month in this church. In the second pictures you see my 2 sons Ricardo the Younger one and Marco the older one. There always happy to travel somewhere or go see a new place.
Her you see the monument dedicated to the emigrants that Manuel Moreira Giesteira had made for laundos portraying his family leaving Portugal for a better life.
He is the baby in the mother?s arms. The monument is also pointing west to Brazil and the viewing platform is a huge marble compass showing where major countries are from that point
On one side of the monument there is a tile portrait of the famous Portuguese sailor alvares Cabral when he first discovered Brazil and on the other side
There is an inscription that says.
"To the children of this land that went,
Fought, and returned.
And those who went, fought,
And did not return, But we never
The 4 th windmill (That is a cafe )
Now the 4th wind mill is bigger than the other 2 that we just saw but smaller than the housewindmill one, and this one has a big window over the door and many small round windows around the top part of the mill . It also has a nice little fence around it the only one of the 5. This is an old pictures they have now fix it and painted it white and made it into a cafe with some chairs and tables outside to enjoy the view, i will update this picture as soon as posible and leave a befor and after picture . Now the 5th one I do not have a picture off for some reason i dont understande lol but will get one up as soon as possible.
Here you see the 3rd windmill that belonged to my wife?s great-grandfather, he would carry sacs of wheat from his home at the bottom of the hill on his back all the way to the top of the hill where he would grind it and bring it back down, oh good old days. This windmill is of a medium size and has no windows just the door entrance.
Here you can see the staircase going up to the hill where the windmills are and the beautiful gardens that accompany theme on there way up, at the bottom you can see the main church where I got married. In the other pictures you can also see the gardens at the top of the hill and some monuments.
School of Laundos
Here is the primary school up to grade 4 and 1 of 3 in this town , for higher education you have to go to Sao Pedro de Rates, It is located half way up the road to the top of Sao Filix .
View From Bottom Of The Hill
And here I am at my Father in-laws house where I toke this picture of mount sao Felix You can see the town below and the hotel sopet at the top.
Lady of health ( Senhora da Saude)
Here you see the Main church in laundos (Senhora da saude ) Lady of Health. This is where me and my wife got marred in august 1994 and a year later moved to Canada.
This is the 2nd windmill that is right beside the big one that is the summerhouse of the last tips, it is still in its original forum. no windows and just a door in .
The Summerhouse Windmill
This is the windmill that is the summer house and the biggest of the 5 . It has a garage for the car and many windows all arounde.