Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bench With A View


Azarujinha Beach, São João do Estoril
Two gorgeous old houses have been torn down to give place to the awful condos a couple of decades ago...

19 comments:

jennyfreckles said...

Hmm, shame about the buildings but it still looks a lovely spot to enjoy the sea and fresh air.

Birdman said...

... and WHAT a view. I'm doing that right now. Wow!

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

It is a shame the old is always replaced by something new.

Kate said...

Sitting on that bench overlooking the sea and the delightful buildings must be very relaxing!!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful capture as always, but I do agree with you about the ugly houses/buildings that are taking the place of older more beautiful places! It is sad! Fortunately, the sea still holds its beauty! Have a wonderful weekend, JM!

Sylvia

Lois said...

I could sit there all day!

Sharon said...

It is still a wonderful place to stop and take in the view. I agree, about the condos, they aren't the most attractive.

VP said...

This is great, I hope you will let me use this one!

joo said...

It is a view, wow!

Steffe said...

Sorry to hear about that.

T. Becque said...

That's too bad, but what a spot to sit!

brattcat said...

nevertheless it is still quite a view!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Happens everywhere.

Halcyon said...

Too bad about the loss of the houses. This bench has some view though... that's for sure!

Randy said...

What a wonderful place to just sit and clear ones head.

Jack said...

That bench is in a great place. I'm not a big fan of the condos, either, but I have seen worse. It is still a great place to sit and ponder life.

Francisca said...

See you later, bench! :-) Pity the gorgeous houses were razed to build condos... I can just imagine the cash involved. Can't see from this point, but the condo building doesn't look that awful (I like all white)... and still, I hope I'm never forced to live in a condo.

Crazy Tourists said...

With great view! Love it!!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

And they probably called it progress.