Sun Shines Everywhere 4830

Judy Jacobs and Phil Morris stand in front of the Belem Tower in Lisbon with a copy of the Alameda Sun during a trip to Europe. The tower was completed in 1520 during the reign of King Manuel I. Today it symbolizes the voyages that made Lisbon powerful, with carved stone representing ropes, Manuel’s coat of arms, armillary spheres and shields with Manuel’s Order of the Cross. The Tower was the last sight sailors saw as they left and the first as they returned, loaded with gold, spices and social diseases.

"The Sun Shines Everywhere" attempts to show the Alameda Sun in every state of the Union and every country in the world. Submit a small descriptive paragraph along with your photo to the Alameda Sun, 3215-J Encinal Ave., Alameda, CA 94501. Submissions may also be e-mailed to The Sun Shines Everywhere is published on a completely random basis.