Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Nazaré (2 of 5)




The old fashioned beach
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For those who wondered how the calm see of Nazaré (it's summer now!) can produce such big waves (previous post), here's a vintage poster - which was actually on display at an exhibition at the MoMA, New York - showing how everything changes in winter:

(web image)

21 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

Wow great images. I've never seen a beach like this!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Just a few tents then JM :) imagine trying to find your way back!!

Kate said...

My husband would go crazy among all those people. Are those "tents" often filled??

JM said...

@Kate: I would go crazy too! :-) I guess they will be filled, at least in August.

Sharon said...

Wow, that is a huge amount of beach huts. And, that photo of the waves crashing is really scary. The sea gets much wilder in the winter months.

TexWisGirl said...

that's a scary wave!

orvokki said...

City has become to the beach ...
Nice to look at, but I would not want to be there.
Hugs

Sylvia K said...

I think that is more tents and people than I could deal with -- a city in itself indeed! And that is a SCARY wave, but how wonderful to be able to see it -- from a distance!!! Terrific captures as always, JM!!

Photo Cache said...

it's beautiful there. i wonder if this gets really crowded.

VP said...

I already love this place and you are showing it greatly, in all its splendor. That poster is a bit scary, but really impressive!

Karl Demetz said...

Interesting, I had no idea about those cabines... beautiful photos, JM!

RedPat said...

Love your shots of the tents but too crowded for me! ;-)

cieldequimper said...

That's the beauty of the everchanging ocean... :-)

Oh and those photos...amazing!

Linda said...

Beautiful photos! First I have ever seen a beach like this.

Randy said...

That's an interesting scene. I love the vintage poster.

Jack said...

Those beach huts are fascinating. I don't remember seeing any like that on US beaches.

Kay said...

Great photos! It looks like a beautiful place and the tents make a fascinating shot. But that's more humanity than I'd care to deal with. Perhaps those monster waves are nature's way of saying "Enough already! Go away!"

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

NIce picture of the tents. How often exactly do the waves crash in like that?!

Duncan In Kuantan

JM said...

@Duncan: On winter stormy days, I suppose.

Mersad said...

What a colorful beach!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Laura. M said...

Qué estupendos recuerdos de unas buenas vacaciones:))