19 September 2021

Sunday Stamps | Ponte Vasco da Gama

Today's theme in Sunday Stamps is Post War Architecture. I hope this stamp fits in!

The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge over the Tagus river, near Lisbon (Portugal). With its 12,3 km length, it is the second longest bridge in Europe. Its construction started in 1995 and finished in 1998. 

The stamp was issued on 9 May 2018, as the Portuguese EUROPA stamp for the theme Bridges.


  1. It looks so elegant (especially where the cables are) but no way would I enjoy the 12.5km drive over it!

    1. more for my dizzying fear of heights and not being able to see land while moving so fast than for safety reasons!

    2. When you cross a bridge like this one, you can feel the movement (especially if you stopped). That is amazing and scary at the same time!

  2. Marvelous piece of engineering. Perfect name, those cables could be sails.

  3. Beautifully designed stamp.


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