Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sign of the Times


How often would you see policemen at beaches before one or two decades ago? Never.
Torre Beach, Oeiras

25 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Eu quero ir! Essa foto é linda, que areia mais limpinha!
Léia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Brilliant beach scene JM, I know we have police patrolling the beaches too in summer now, there are always the few who don't quite know how to behave in a proper way in public!!I have to say your two police don't take away anything from this amazing outlook!!

Kate said...

Yes, you commented on an unfortunate aspect of too many public places, worldwide. On the plus side, the policemen certainly do have a place for a terrific assignment. It's a beautiful beach.

Olivier said...

ca sent les vacances ;)) belle plage

Leif Hagen said...

It's a sad reality of today's world! But at least their assignment is at the beach - lucky for the policemen!

Z said...

Great angle

Tinsie said...

Good question!

cieldequimper said...

Never yet seen any in Brittany. Oh that sea... ;-)

Sharon said...

You are so right! Different times! But, what a wonderful summer scene you've shown us!

Birdman said...

Ya, what an assignment. Tough work.

T. Becque said...

True. But I guess another sign of the times is that I actually prefer to see them there. :)

Andrew said...

Unfortunate that we need them on hand.
At least their uniforms blend in with the beach scene...

Dorian Susan said...

I stopped at the beach last evening and encountered a pair of police myself. Didn't think of it, but these two look like they're watching (or checking out the bikinis). Love this summery shot.

Photo Cache said...

great snap. i don't really pay attention to the police, altho' i don't see them around the beaches here.

Jarart said...

Wherever there is a crowd, there will be police. Those two policemen are very good looking men. I can think of worse jobs than patrolling that lovely beach.

Woody said...

Hopefully, they have nothing to do except enjoy the view!

VP said...

You are right. Maybe I am getting older, but I am quite happy with that!

Halcyon said...

I can't really say if I recall there being police at beaches 10-20 years ago. But I do think their presence is a good thing. :)

PS: I am sending this comment from the comfort of my sofa on my very own internet connection!!!

Sylvia K said...

Such a sad statement and a definite sign of our times, but, OH, what a gorgeous beach! I bet the policemen don't complain about their assignment!! Hope your week is going well, JM!

Sylvia

RedPat said...

I bet they have to bid for that assignment! Lovely beach!!

Jack said...

The oddest thing, JM, is that we do have them on the beaches and we don't give them a second thought. We think of it as normal, although your comment makes me think we should be disturbed by the need to have patrols.

Joanne said...

Muito bem visto, realmente não eram assim tão óbvios!

Rob and Mandy said...

Oh yes, here as well. They're chasing, in that order:
- chinese masseuses
- pakistani lateros, selling drinks on the beach
- pickpokets

Dina said...

At least the beach police get to wear shorts.

Francisca said...

I don't know what disturbs me most... to SEE cops on a beach, to NEED cops on a beach, or to read that people think they're a good idea. :-(