Friday, June 5, 2009

The Tagus estuary

Tagus river mouth seen from the sea promenade at Paço de Arcos. In the background 25th of April Bridge connects Lisbon to the south bank (click to enlarge the photo).

24 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Bom dia querido amigo!
This sky is outstanding!
Lovely picture!

( as pedras formam um detalhe maravilhoso nessa foto e minha imaginaçao levanta asas... poderiam ser "cabeças"observando o lindo horizonte azul?)

Have a nice weekend
Léia

Joan Elizabeth said...

Why is the bridge called 25th of April bridge? 25th of April is very important in Australia ... it is ANZAC day (our day of war rememberance). What is even more strange is that we have a fairly new bridge in Sydney that looks similar to that ... named Anzac Bridge.

Pam said...

I enlarged the photo and the view of the bridge is spectacular, JM. I like the way you framed the rocks.

JM said...

Joan Elizabeth,

Portuguese have lived for 48 years under the dictatorship of Salazar. On the 25th of April 1974 a revolution took place and we knew, at last, what democracy is like.
By the way, the previous name of the bridge (built 1966) was... Salazar!

brattcat said...

Beautifully composed, JM. The rocks give us such a solid foundation while the bridge looks weightless.

Laurent said...

Stunning view. The bridge reminds me a great stay in Lisbon.

Sharon said...

What a beautiful scene. That bridge reminds me of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

henny said...

Lovely composition, JM. I enlarged the photo, but you were too far from the bridge, it's like a tiny line. Happy weekend.

siva // ശിവ said...

The rocks look nice...

joo said...

The bridge is fantastic, and the place looks lovely.Wow, I think you live in a really beautiful country!

Small City Scenes said...

What a beautiful picture. A tranquil scene framed by the rocks. beautif historic bridge. MB

Jacob said...

One really has to enlarge this to see the scope and beauty of the shot. The bridge is magnificent. What a glorious area!

Babzy said...

nice shot ! Thanks for the explanations !

Babooshka said...

Such a gorgeous view and of course it's a bridge and well I do like a bridge.

m_m said...

Great view! So calm there:)

cieldequimper said...

I'm so jealous! I'll be waiting for Neptune! ;-)

gogouci said...

Beautiful view and perfectly blue sea and sky.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Hi JM, thanks for the explanation, I guess the bridges are about both about freedom of the people. By the way I love the composition of the shot.

Leif Hagen said...

Wonderful waterside view! You live in a beautiful place. Do you know Lisbon's "Sailor Girl?" Do you ever meet for a CDP blogger coffee?

Kate said...

The blues are of such varied hues, and the rocks break up the several horizon lines. Very nice photo!!

magiceye said...

gorgeous

Hilda said...

I love this low-angled shot! Beautiful!

Dina said...

The rocks are my favorite here. Good use of them for a promenade.

humanobserver said...

Fantastic view :)