Traditional Geocache

Posto nº 23

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Hidden : 2/21/2011
In Faro, Portugal
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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PT: A Polícia de Viação e Trânsito (PVT) era uma antiga força de segurança de Portugal, responsável pela fiscalização do cumprimento das disposições legais e regulamentares sobre viação terrestre e transportes rodoviários, sobretudo nas estradas exteriores às localidades. Foi extinta em 1970. Um aspecto pitoresco da antiga PVT era os seus postos policiais, em forma de quiosque, de corpo cilíndrico e dinâmica laje horizontal saliente, colocados junto às estradas, nas entradas das povoações, pontes ou outros pontos rodoviários estratégicos. Muitos deles ainda existem, a maioria tendo sido adaptada para funções não policiais.

No Posto nº 23 existe até uma balança que pesava a carga dos camiões para decidir se podiam ou não seguir viagem. O melhor era levar um “presente” que garantisse poder prosseguir. Assim como os agricultores, que iam vender no mercado com os seus carros de mula, podiam contar com umas batatas e couves a menos, quando por lá passavam. Por eles, a cache.

EN: Police Road Traffic (PVT) was a former security force in Portugal, responsible for monitoring compliance with laws and regulations on land roads and road transport, especially on the roads outside the towns. It was abolished in 1970. One picturesque aspect of the old PVT was their police stations, in the form of a kiosk, cylindrical body and dynamic horizontal slab protruding, placed along roads, entrances of villages, bridges or other strategic road points. Many of them still exist, most having been adapted for non-police functions.

On “Posto No. 23” there is even a scale that weighed the load of trucks to decide whether they could travel or not. The best thing was to take a "gift" that would guarantee to proceed. Also farmers, who were going to sell in the market, with their donkey carts, could count with less potatoes and cabbage, when passing through there. For them, the cache.

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CG: Pvyvaqeb.
RA: Plyvaqre.

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