Monday, August 2, 2010

Old Wall at Dusk


Our Lady of the Light Fort (1594) at Cascais

22 comments:

Dina said...

I can't stop looking at this photo. Something about it!

Our Lady of the Light, nice name. I've not heard that one.

Olivier said...

beau contrasme avec la grue, la renovation et les remparts

Birdman said...

Looks like they are doing some repair work.

Lois said...

I like the name too. That fort looks so much like the one in St. Augustine, Florida.

Sharon said...

A very impressive wall and I think the light enhances the historic look.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I hope that they are not building something with that crane that will detract from the view of the fort.

In Phoenix, Arizona, last Thursday, some protesters of the state's new immigration law climbed out on a crane like that and hung a banner from it, before they lowered themselves to the street and were arrested for trespassing on the crane. Very dangerous, but photos of the banner and the protesters made the newspapers and TV news.

Jarart said...

I can't imagine such age! It makes me want to touch it. Beautiful shot.

Cezar and Léia said...

Lindo muro e sua foto está espetacular, algo de mistério, acho que é o final do dia.Eu acho que eles estão com algum obra por lá, talvez restauraçao de alguma parte?
Abraços
Léia :)

Halcyon said...

Looks like she has withstood some years. Still looking young though.

Louis la Vache said...

Very impressive - and it's nice to see the restoration work going on. Don't you know the people who built it would have liked to have had cranes like the modern one in the photo to help them build the fort?!

VP said...

Excellent image. The geometry of the lines is intriguing and the light is something different from the usual tones of dusk.

joo said...

Light is amazing in this photo!

jennyfreckles said...

I don't suppose they used a crane to build the fort. Interesting juxtaposition of ancient and modern.

Jacob said...

I wonder how many thundering blows this old wall has taken and how much violence it has seen down through the years. Looks like it is being renovated which is a good thing...we need to keep the past in our conscious in order to try to do better in the present and future.

Kate said...

It seems strange to me to see tht lovely old fort with the modern crane next to it.

brattcat said...

Like some of the others, I wonder what the original builders of this wall would have thought of that crane.

Photo Cache said...

Looks very fortified.

magiceye said...

lovely shot!

T. Becque said...

The history and age of this astounds me! It would be so wonderful to be around history like that!

Randy said...

Impressive wall. The work involved in building that all those years ago, wow.

Small City Scenes said...

My goodness, I cannot even imagine something that old and still standing. What a beautiful wall it is. I hope it is around another 500 yrs. MB

Francisca said...

Normally I would get upset to see a modern crane in my shot like this... but here it works just right. Great angles, JM.