Good memories of Rua Alexandre Herculano in Tomar

Rua Alexandre Herculano in the City of Tomar in Portugal brings me back to the memory lane when I met my wife and started dating her. She used to work there in a dressmakers shop before she became a child care educator. I first saw her at a coffee shop called Santa Iria in Rua Marquês de Pombal, and after some investigation, I learned where she worked and started walking through the street Rua Alexandre Herculano a tad more often than I used to 🙂 Anyway, once I asked her out and we started dating in a more serious way, which led us to get married in 1981, I walked through this street many, many times. The dressmakers shop is still open in this street, and now two of my wife’s sisters work there. In fact they own the shop. These photos below were shot in 2010, that is 30 years after I started walking this street more often than usual.

Rua Alexandre Herculano in Tomar, Portugal

Rua Alexandre Herculano near the shop where my wife used to work. In the distance you can see the Castle of the Knights Templar in Tomar

 

Rua Alexandre Herculano facing Nabão River

Rua Alexandre Herculano in Tomar, Portugal. In the distance is Mouchão Park and Nabão River

 

Rua Alexandre Herculano near the Post Office of Tomar

This is the beginning of Rua Alexandre Herculano, near Beira Rio Restaurant on the left and the Post Office of Tomar on the right

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