Monday, October 20, 2008

Cascais bay

I've already shown you some shots taken at Cascais (check labels), but here is some basic information now:
The coastal settlement of Cascais, 30 kilometres west of Lisbon (Oeiras, where I live, stays half way), has its origins in the 12th century. The former fishing village gained fame as a resort for Portugal's royal family in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Nowadays it is a cosmopolitan suburb of the portuguese capital and one of the richest municipalities in the country, being a popular vacation spot for both portuguese and foreign tourists.
The small beach in the background can be seen here.

14 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I wonder what has happened to the royal family dwellings? It is a nice photograph with interesting past.

Sailor Girl said...

Hey you smart guy!!! What's my beach doing here???
;-)

Great post!

(o portão é em Cadiz)

Tanya said...

It's beautiful and I love the jagged rock cliffs and that cute little red boat!

Marcel said...

O could see a vacation here. The photo says to me come for a visit soon. Beautiful!

Sharon said...

This is a beautiful photo. I love the little boat in the foreground. Very nice.

tr3nta said...

Cascais bay... always beautiful... ás vezes sinto mesmo alguma saudade...

MUITO OBRIGADO... THANK YOU...

O que é que tenho que fazer agora com o Award!???...

Hilda said...

With waters that gorgeous, it's easy to understand why people would flock to Cascais!

Love that little red rowboat bobbing about in the foreground!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very pretty, nice composition. Very peaceful.

Hope said...

This is such a nice photo...the little red boat is perfect!

marie6 said...

The sea looks really inviting, makes you wish summer was here again.

Thanks for visit and thank you from Joe for your lovely comment.

Marie-Noyale said...

This is a place I would love to visit..in the fall it must be the best time,no?

Louis la Vache said...

This is an inviting image! Lovely blues in the water and sky.

Per Stromsjo said...

A fishing-village-turned-cosmopolitan-suburb. I'm sure there are a few around who believe things were better way back and wonder what's next.

Mary Jo said...

Morei em Cascais, nunca esquecerei...