Rua Marquês de Pombal in Tomar is my favourite street

One day in 1954 I was born in a house at Rua Marquês de Pombal and that naturally makes this street, my favourite one. Also, my grand parents Manuel Fidalgo and Lucília Fidalgo, used to live across the house I was born and when they died my parents lived there too. I got married and since the house was big enough and divided into two areas, I also lived at this street. When I was a kid, came from Angola in Africa and lived in Tomar for a couple of years, and during that time I remember the grocery shop that my grand parents owned at this same street. Furthermore I also saw my wife for the first time at Rua Marquês de Pombal, more exactly at Santa Iria Coffee Shop (Café Santa Iria). So I have good memories of this street and I am forever connected to it.

Rua Marquês de Pombal near Santa iria Coffee Shop in tomar

This the street Rua Marquês de Pombal in Tomar, Portugal. On the right is Café Santa Iria, a coffee shop which opened in the mid 70's

 

Rua Marquês de Pombal around Tomar old bridge

Another perspective of Rua Marquês de Pombal. At some distance is the old bridge of Tomar, which crosses Nabão River to the other side of the town

 

Rua Marquês de Pombal in Tomar, around Alameda Primeiro de Março

This photo of Rua Marquês de Pombal, shows the transition from the old City of Tomar to the new one, represented by Alameda Primeiro de Março and those relatively new buildings

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