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Friday, February 10, 2012

Calheta Pêro de Teive-Arquivo Diomar Almeida-gravado por José Barbeiro 1987

Formidável! Que bela memória.Que belo arquivo!
Pena que não tenha havido visão para manter este porto piscatório, e utiliza-lo como uma atração túristica de PDL. Reconhecendo que era uma área problemáatica da cidade,tão fácil teria sido um bom arquitécto desenhar uma ponte sobre uma entrada para o porto, e manter a conveniencia da extensão da Avenida Marginal.
Que bom ourvir o mar e os ruídos duma então Ponta Delgada, meia adormecida!
Com vontade...tudo se fazia!


Into the late 1980's, Ponta Delgada had a small, picturesque fishing port in the area of Calheta on the what may have been considered, the almost outskirts of the city. Nearby was a small fish market where truly fresh fish was sold.
As the city grew, it was decided that the port should disappear and that an extension to the shore line avenue be extended. Thus Ponta Delgada lost an emblematic, and problematic area of the city.
It is unfortunate that foresight was not evident in the decision making of the time. I am sure that the avenue's extension could have been accomplished, be it with some sort of bridge, or other option that a good architect, could devise, yet maintain the post card feeling of the locale.
Meanwhile, for those who remember, this archival video is a wonderful way to reminisce and especially to hear the sounds of the ocean and of the Ponta Delgada of those days.

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