Sunday, April 10, 2011

Santa Marta Bridge


The only bridge in Portugal over the Atlantic. :-)
Santa Marta Cove, Cascais
The Counts of Castro Guimarães Palace stands in the background.
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29 comments:

Margaret said...

I love the stonework. Is this now a pedestrian bridge? It reminds me of the one in Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) which was destroyed.

cieldequimper said...

I've got trash today and you've got sheer beauty!

Genie said...

Beautiful The color of the water against the gray stone bridge and the palace in the background make for a lovely capture which is very romantic. This one is composed beautifully.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Look at all that stone! And that green water and the hole in the bridge!

As usual, you take a so-so scene and make it a masterpiece!

Tanya said...

amazing jm! love the way the palace rises above it!

Gine said...

J'aime bien cette image : pierres et eau, un peu d'histoire, un peu de rêve.

VP said...

An old, strong, beautiful bridge.

Halcyon said...

A beautiful old stone work!

VioletSky said...

The bridge is beautiful. I guess there are not many bridges anywhere that cross the Atlantic!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a charming scene. We need to go back and spend more time in Portugal.

Sylvia K said...

I love the stone work! Terrific capture, JM, as always! Love the colors and your composition! Hope your day is going well!

Sylvia

Sharon said...

Such gorgeous color in this shot. This would make a wonderful travel poster inviting people to experience the charms of Portugal.

Jarart said...

You framed it just right, as usual. Very pretty.

Kate said...

Love the textures of the stone work and the smoothness of the verdant green water.

Cezar and Léia said...

A bridge over the Atlantic, that's bold! :) Well, you didn't say "across"... I love stone bridges, standing the test of time, every detail in this picture is great! The foreground, the bridge in the center, the background, and a beautiful day!
God bless you!
Cezar

Amin said...

Very beautiful photo and place...

Cildemer said...

Simplesmente lindo! A cor da água de um verde tão belo.
Adoro essas pontes de pedra, tão simples et tão bonitas com seu arco perfeito!

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michelangelo in the kitchen said...

I will remember to cross the bridge over the Atlantic when I go to Cascais and send postcards to tell friends about this incredible experience! Fantastic photo!

Mama Zen said...

What a perfect shot!

Sailor said...

What a fantastic shot!

J Bar said...

That's a brilliant bridge.
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Randy said...

I would not want to build one like that. It's very beautiful.

Babzy said...

wow spendid bridge and green water !

Joan Elizabeth said...

Looks like a nice spot. I like clear water.

Dina said...

Is it really!? Sure is pretty.

T. Becque said...

Yes, beautiful.

Joanne said...

Que bonita:)

James said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and the old structures.

Anonymous said...

very beautiful, just like my girl,Jersey Girl!