Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Contemplating Bugio

Santo Amaro beach.
Bugio Fortress dates from 1593 but the construction of the lighthouse on top of the central tower is uncertain, although it is known to have been modernized in 1836. (Click to enlarge)

29 comments:

Bergson said...

superb this cross on the sea

Jim said...

This is where I would like my lunch.

Kate said...

I agree with Jim; it would be a restful place with a view to rest the eyes!

Dina said...

Are there any people there in the fortress? Wow, talk about splendid isolation.

joo said...

Jim is right - perfect place for lunch with a view:)

Lois said...

This is a superbly composed shot JM. I love all the blue and I did enlarge it so I could see everything better. Beautiful!

B Squared said...

The framing of this shot is perfect.

brattcat said...

Without enlarging, the lighthouse looks like the stack of a ship. This is an elegant shot, very clean, simple lines but such great depth.

That is the chicken said...

I'm just heading out to work...but I wish I could sit on those chairs and contemplate the view instead! Amazing intense blues in this shot.

Olivier said...

un endroit de repos et zen, j'aime. cela me donne envie de prendre un livre, un verre et de m'assoir pour profiter de la mer.
a place of repose and zen, I like. it gives me desire to take a book, a glass and to assoir me to use the sea.

Tanya said...

Wow, I wish I was sitting there right now!

willow said...

Ohhhh...love that blue on blue!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Dear JM!
Outstanding picture with a perfect blue!This place invite us to rest and ejoy the good life! :-)
God bless you
Léia

Sharon said...

What a beautiful scene. I can just see myself sitting there watching the water and having a light lunch. That would be great.

Small City Scenes said...

What a super place to relax and contemplate. I wanna be there. It is nasty and raining here. I need calm.
those dates blow my mind--our country is so new compared.......MB

Jarart said...

I like the perspective on this shot. It shows the distance to the fortress and has such a sense of peace.

cieldequimper said...

So simply perfect!

Julie said...

Wonderful horizontals here, JM. This image is just so well thought through. Then to boldly slice it with the vertical ... inspired, really.

Bravo!

CathM said...

Wish I was there :)

m_m said...

I would like to sit there and watch the waves:)

Joan Elizabeth said...

So deceptively simple ... great composition ... resulting in a beautiful contemplative shot.

marley said...

What a great photo. Just makes me yearn for a holiday!

Jacob said...

Magnificent photograph...again tack sharp.

Is there a way for tourists to visit the lighthouse?

Joy said...

How very delightful, JM. I could spend an afternoon here.

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PJ said...

Is this in honor of Virginia's table and chairs series? In any case, you've done a beautiful job.

gogouci said...

Very relaxing composition. Makes me want to sit and have a drink.

henny said...

Wuihh, I wish the lighthouse isn't that far from the beach.

Marc said...

Another of your perfect seaside compostions, JM. It's the kind of picture that would be suitable for photographic wallpaper (the physical kind). Very pleasant to look at.

Virginia said...

Glad I enlarged. I thought that it was a ship in the distance. Of course you already know that the composition here is spot on!
V