Thursday, May 15, 2014

Luanda Bay - ANGOLA

My first postcards from Angola arrived today - and a new record is set, because they were mailed last summer by a friend of my mother that went to Luanda to visit the place she grew up and that her family left 45 years ago. To be honest I thought that they were lost, but for my surprise the envelope (dirty and a little torn) arrived today! In the photo we can see the National Bank of Angola headquarters in the beautiful Luanda Bay (I remember my father talking about the magnificent Luanda Bay in the 60s - he passed there twice when he was in Mozambique in the army). Thank you very much Alice. This postcard took 273 days to arrive!
National Bank of Angola Headquarters, Luanda Bay - ANGOLA
Luanda, formerly named São Paulo da Assunção de Loanda, is the capital and largest city of Angola, in Southern Africa. Located on Angola's coast with the Atlantic Ocean, Luanda is both Angola's chief seaport and its administrative center. It has a metropolitan population of over 5 million, the world's third most populous Portuguese-speaking city, behind only São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, both in Brazil. The city is currently undergoing a major reconstruction, with many large developments taking place that will alter the cityscape significantly.

1 comment:

  1. Wow 273 days, it must have walked !!
    I never went there but also heard lots about it's beautiful bay.