Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Surviving Crashing Waves For 460 Years


São Julião Fort at Oeiras

This must be a spectacular view today: Code Red on the shoreline with waves up to 7,5 meters and 100 Km/h winds. I will miss that for obvious reasons...

25 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

A stormy Christmas. We have rain and grey skies. God Jul.

cieldequimper said...

Most of what we build now won't survive... Pretty bad storm, 240000 people without electricty in the West of France...

Merry Christmas JM!

Sharon said...

That would be something to see but I wouldn't want to be caught in it.
Have a Merry Christmas!

Dina said...

Oi, then I am glad to imagine you in a warm and dry house today and not out in that crazy weather.

Judy said...

I can almost hear the waves crashing!
wishing you a Happy Christmas!

TexWisGirl said...

quite the fortress.

happy holidays to you!

Dave said...

Wonderful image, and what a location, greetings Sir and best wishes for 2014

s.c said...

Very macho building. Great shot to show that.

Karl Demetz said...

Stormy days... nevertheless...
I wish you Merry Christmas and happy Holidays, JM!

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, exquisite!
Searching for beauty and find hope
  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014! Hugs from Spain. Leovi.

Lowell said...

I love the water, but don't like storms and stormy water...such incredible power. Beautiful shot, though!

Hope your holidays bring joy and peace to you and yours!

VP said...

Frightening and spectacular at the same time...

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful scene and a terrific capture, but I don't think I'd want to be there until the weather improves!! Wishing you and your family a beautiful, peaceful and very Merry Christmas , JM!! Enjoy!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Built to withstand mother nature's wrath, ruggedly beautiful.

Merry Christmas!

Ash said...

Fantastic photo. I wish you and your loved ones a happy Christmas!

RedPat said...

It will be fierce! Have a Merry Christmas, JM!

Petrea Burchard said...

Yes, please do!

Jack said...

In a battle with Mother Nature, Mother Nature usually wins.

Have a very merry Christmas, JM.

Louis la Vache said...

Those are some STRONG winds!

Christmas blessings to you, JM!

Randy said...

Strength is everything. Nice shot.

Andy said...

Beautiful surf! It's amazing how some of these old structures are still standing yet we have modern day ones that are collapsing.

orvokki said...

Great wind and very nice photo.
Wish you merry Christmastime.

Arija said...

Great waves like battering rams crashing on the coast. I love places with stormy seas.

Have a wonderful, wonderful Christmas and thank you for your visits throughout the year.

Kate said...

A strong fortress!

Sami said...

Hope you have survived the bad weather and had a good Christmas.
Ours wasn't as hot as they usually are which was a nice surprise and much better for us to eat outdoors with our big group of friends.