Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Very Windy Day


Cliffs at Parede
I have no idea how old this cross is but I'm sure someone died here, I've seen flowers on its pedestal more than once.

21 comments:

Dina said...

I hope the person didn't die by being blown over the cliff. That sea looks very choppy.
Beautiful colors.

Jill said...

You know I love the beautiful blue sea and sky. I think I say that every time you post a photo of the sea. I like the color contrast between the cross and the sea, bold.

jennyfreckles said...

Makes a lovely picture - it's a nice way of commemorating whoever died, but it's a sad thought that someone fell or maybe even jumped.

Cezar and Léia said...

Weird to say but...
...looks like a nice place to die. (?!?!?!?!?)
God bless you!
Cezar

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

JM, what a great photo of contrasts: the brush, the cross, the blues of sky and sea, the white foam line of the speedboat, and the sailboat in the distance. Love it!

The elements of the photo are separated so well with geometric lines.

Genie

Halcyon said...

It's a beautiful scene. I love the colors.

Small City Scenes said...

A wonderful final resting place. I love the blue of the water. Marvelous shot. MB

Sharon said...

there are so many elements in this photo. The cross looks like it has been there for a very long time and the water is so blue! I love the tiny white caps I see on the water.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

A good spot for reflecting on the lives of the departed, and the magnitude of the sea. Looks like a great day for sailing as well.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful post for the day, JM! What a beautiful cross and it does look very old. It would be interesting to know it's history. Superb capture as always and I do love that vivid blue water! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Birdman said...

Such a peaceful place really.

VP said...

A sad contrast with the people having fun on the boats at sea. Wonderful and thoughtful image, the grey and the blue are stunning.

Francisca said...

Yes, I agree with VP, lots going on in this photo. And I too was drawn to the gorgeous contrasts in colors and textures.

Irina said...

The color of the water is amazing.

joo said...

It's a beautiful cross and I love its colur matching colur of the bushes!

th said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=NINOxRxze9k

Como não tenho o teu endereço de email, e porque tem muito interesse, aqui tens um link dum pequeno filme, datado de 1906, que vais adorar, filmado 4 dias antes do terramoto que destruiu S. Francisco

Hilda said...

This is a gorgeous place to be buried! I'd visit even if I didn't know him/her just for the magnificent view.

Randy said...

What an amazing photo. I love the rich blue color of the ocean.

T. Becque said...

Beautiful composition. I really like the dot of a sailboat in the background.

AB said...

Beautiful in its simplicity

Joan Elizabeth said...

The austere simplicity of this image is so beautiful ... a totally different beauty to the ornate arch in yesterdays post. Isn't it wonderful the variety of beauty in this world.