Travessa do Arco in Tomar near an old palace

These windows are at Travessa do Arco in the City of Tomar and based on some research I believe they belong to what used to be to an old palace, which in Portuguese was called Palácio dos Velhos de Macedo. The window shown in the first photo is at the corner of Avenida Cândido Madureira and Travessa do Arco, and the other two photos show the same window at Tv. do Arco. Now here is the curious part of these photos. It was here at Travessa dos Arcos that my mother used to live in her late teenage years, and my father (Fernando de Jesus Fidalgo) spent a great deal of time looking up to one of these windows courting and talking to my mother (Maria de Lurdes Simões Fidalgo). That of course ended up in marriage and as result my brother and I were born.

Windows at the corner of Travessa do Arco and Rua Cândido Madureira, Tomar

This photo is from windows in the corner of the streets Rua Cândido Madureira and Travessa do Arco in Tomar.

 

Window at Travessa do Arco in the City of Tomar in Portugal

Another window from the same house in Tomar, which in the past used to be a small palace called Palácio dos Velhos de Macedo

 

A window at Tv. do Arco in the City of Tomar in Portugal

My mother used to live in this house in Tomar and this was the window my father courted her when she was in her late teens. Now she is 87 years old (2011)

2 Responses to “Travessa do Arco in Tomar near an old palace”

  1. José Shearman Velho de Macedo says:

    This is my father’s house, the right side of the arc. It is rather interesting finding a site with pictures of my house. It is still the palace of our family (at least the right side). With family divisions it got smaller, either sold off or parted by heritage. The oldest part of the palace is our current kitchen, the stone made fireplace, dating to nearly 5 hundred years old.

    Cumprimentos, José Maria Shearman Velho de Macedo

  2. Hi José Shearman Velho de Macedo. Thanks for your message, especially because it relates to your own in house in Tomar and the palace of your family. I didn’t know that parts of your house were nearly five hundred years old! Impressive! Best wishes. Fernando Fidalgo

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