A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
015: Nossa Senhora da Agonia
Viana do Castelo is a city at about 60 km north of Porto. It is said that the origin of the name Viana is nothing else than the exclamation ‘Vi a Ana’ (of the castle)!, which can be translated as: ‘I’ve seen Ana, of the castle!’, referring to a beautiful but very timid blonde princess that lived in the castle. Viana is also a fishermen’s port: the fishermen’s patron saint is Nossa Senhora da Agonia, also known as Nossa Senhora das Dores, which can be translated as: Our Lady of Sorrows. The patron saint’s feastdays are on 18, 19, and 20 August.
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