Saturday, February 23, 2013

Wave Barrier

 
Sea Promenade at Monte Estoril
 
It looked much nicer before these rocks have been placed there, but the sea promenade has been destroyed winter after winter in recent years, so...
 The sea's advance is a major problem on Portugal's coastline.

20 comments:

Kate said...

The rocks don't mar the landscape; just gives it a rugged look. Spectacular coastline with the buildings in the distance.

Sharon said...

What a beautiful coastline scene.

TexWisGirl said...

lovely view!

Sylvia K said...

It's beautiful -- even with the rocks and if they protect the promenade then they are worth it! I do love the breaking surf and what a terrific capture, JM! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

Dina said...

Water, whether in the seas or rivers or from the clouds, seems to be making its power felt more and more lately.
I hope you get used to your new coastline appearance.

RedPat said...

That seems to be a problem everywhere!

Stefan Jansson said...

That is a bit of a bummer I guess.

ladyfi said...

How very lovely!

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Very beautiful. I will spend my holliday over there ;-)

Greetings from The Netherlands,
DzjieDzjee

tapirgal said...

Global warming, maybe? I agree, these rock barriers make for much less interesting viewing and beachcombing. I wonder if the animals agree?

Lowell said...

It's such a beautiful sight but too bad there's no beach left. We have the same problem, especially on our east coast beaches. The state and local communities spend millions of dollars a year to replenish the sand. Then comes another big storm and it all washes away. The sea is a powerful force!

Jack said...

Portugal is right out there on Europe's prow, ready to take a beating from the Atlantic. The rocks look good to me. Much like the rocky coast of Maine.

Randy said...

The rocks add to the texture of the foamy waves. Lovely photo.

orvokki said...

Wonderful - I can hear the ocean roaring.

Cezar and Léia said...

In any case it looks wonderful! Great shot!
God bless you!
Cezar

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente fotografia....
Um abraço

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Um paysage magnifique!
Joli contraste de la mer avec ces roches en premier plan!

jennyfreckles said...

It still looks lovely to my eyes, rocks or not.

crocrodyl said...

Looks good with the rocks. Like the cost of Croatia. BTW: Lovely view!

beatrice De said...

A Lisbonne, j'ai acheté, en bord de mer, dans un magasin de pêcheurs, un métrage de jute introuvable en Suisse. C'était lourd au fond de la valise. Mais j'en ai fait bon usage en gainant des fonds de vitrines. Ensuite, j'ai vendu les morceaux dans les brocantes pour utiliser dans les jardins.