Sunday, February 1, 2009

February Theme Day: 'Paths and Passages'

Environmental Interpretation Center at Ponta do Sal, São Pedro do Estoril, on a beautiful winter day (not today! There was a big storm last night causing chaos in many places...).

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41 comments:

Tanya said...

A beautiful assortment JM...hope your weather clears up! We're supposed to be warmer today, yay! And the skies are perfectly blue :) Happy theme day!

magiceye said...

the 1st one is a lovely composition!

angela said...

The glimpses through the glass doors to the outside are intriguing but the first shot does it for me..wow!
Hoping your weather improves. There seem to be a lot of storms this Winter.

JM said...

Angela, on the 3rd photo people are enjoying the sun on the other side of the building, at a coffe bar facing the sea.

Virginia said...

The top shot is WOW! Interesting place and I hope you all are safe from your storm!
V

Babooshka said...

Looking out from in really putst the area in context and pops those blues.

Jilly said...

beautiful set of photographs. Fabulous shapes, colours. Great! I heard about your dreadful weather. Raining here - cold and more rain forecast. Hurry up spring!

J. said...

I cannot really decide if I like this kind of architecture. But I definitely like the photos, especially the first one.

Kengot said...

First shot is seems a door to the another world.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I love the first photo. Very artsy. It almost looks like a modern painting. And in answer to your question, no i have not yet been to Morocco so this will be my first trip and I am very excited. In doing research for my website, I just learned that Marrakech is a sister city of Scottsdale. Can you believe that coincidence? So i will post a few photos while on the trip and let people know about the sister city programs in the United States. Your trip to Vietnam sounds great also. Vietnam and Cambodia have been on my list for sometime, along with Bhutan. Soon I hope to have those adventures.

Marie-Noyale said...

How I would love to go through that porch on the first shot...
Hope the weather clears out for you without too much damages left..

Jarart said...

Looks like a perfect path to walk.

Sharon said...

I love the top passage way with the sea in the background. I hope you didn't sustain any damage in the storm last night.

Saretta said...

The blue of that sea is breathtaking! Hope your weather calms down!

nobu said...

I love first most.
Beautiful blue sky and sea over the gate.

Jim said...

From bricks and concrete to the beautiful water. I hope you didnt get any damage from storms.

Lisa Wilson said...

Interesting place! And as usual, your beautiful blue sky.

Marc said...

Environmental Interpretation sounds very interesting, but I wonder what it means.
Nice architecture with sharp angles, extremely suitable for photography. I especially like the top and middle one.

Boise Diva said...

Funny looked warm to me until you described it as winter. Very pretty.

JM said...

Marc,
One of the main goals in Environmental Interpretation is to provide people with a better understanding of the natural processes that create and shape Earth's environments.

USelaine said...

I love all the rectangles!

Sterl the Pearl's Daily Pics of Boulder said...

as always, JM, beautiful composition!

Sarah D said...

I gasped when I saw that first photo... wonderful!

Mo said...

The first one stands out for me. Peeking at the sea through hole in the wall is just great.

Joy said...

The first path definitely leads on to something truly breathtaking!

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LaClau said...

Wow,
I love the statement of the sea seen through the stone door!!!
Wonderful pic.

Felicia said...

Beautiful photo - the water is incredibly blue! I like the series of photos showing us the path to/from the building.

gogouci said...

I like the geometric element of this photo. Very calculating and mathematical.

slim said...

I like the geometrics of the first photo . . . nicely done for theme day.

Small City Scenes said...

That first pic is perfect for the theme. I vote it #1. MB

Hilda said...

Such a beautiful blue sea and sky in this photo, JM! I hope no one got hurt during the storm. Happy Theme Day!

magicpolaroid said...

hello! like so much the photo on top!
I have seen 'Milk' and I have enjoyed it so much!. Great Sean Pean!
Luis

Babzy said...

i like the first one , nice path and view ! Did the storm cause damages ?

the donG said...

i hope the storm didnt created a big damage there.

Nathalie said...

Your top photo is a beauty - perfectly composed to make the best of the geometric structure of the passage. Very graphic. One of the best on today's theme.

Joan Elizabeth said...

The top shot draws me right into the pathway. I want to see what that through the door.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

The first photograph is very creative.

Susie of Arabia said...

Very nice series - my favorite is the first one - it's exquisite!

White Oleander said...

I love the first photo. You're so talented.

humanobserver said...

Lovely...Perfect for the theme...

vero said...

B eautiful photo, I like the blue of the sea.