Traditionally a small fishing port, Cascais has changed during the last 100 years to become one of the favourite tourist destinations in Portugal. It exudes a cosmopolitan atmosphere without losing its local flavour.
In Cascais, the bay is the main attraction. It is worthwhile walking around the pathways that surrounds the bay taking note of the contrast between the vivid colours of the small fishing boats and the sober ones of the yachts and sail boats at the yacht club.
After admiring the bay you may wish to go to the fortress, to The Museum of the Sea and on to the fascinating Museum of Conde Castro Guimarães, with its small private beach. Here you can listen to some of the best classical concerts that take place in Cascais.
If you take pleasure in walking in parks, there is one next to the museum where you can relax beneath the shade its foliage provides during the hotter hours of the day.
On your way back towards the bay you can walk through some of the typical narrow streets of the town and see the traditional white houses, patterned pavements, wrought iron and old tiled fronts.
Wondering through the centre of town is very pleasant and you will discover charming houses, picturesque corners dotted with small cosy restaurants, cafes and shops, where you can rest until you feel like going on again. In other parts of the town you will find old palaces and luxurious villas with magnificent architecture which is worthwhile examining in detail. The Forte de S. Jorge (St. George Fort), re-opened in December 2000, was once one of the coast's most important defensive structures and is now a military museum. The main facade was rebuilt based on documents from 1796 and some divisions were used to portray scenes on what would be a normal day in the fortress.
In order to get to know a town or city very well there is nothing better than being driven by your imagination, allowing yourself the freedom to get lost among its streets until you feel like finding your way again.
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Nicou (97509) 2012-09-07 0:58
Grandiose image avec ce graphisme de cabanes et de toits bleu quel effet, et la vue sur tous ces bâteaux sur l'eau fantastique bravo.
Merci et amitié
mauro61 (52525) 2012-09-07 2:21
mi piace il taglio con la fila delle cabine in FG ad aprire la scena.
Bella l'immagine che si apre sullo sfondo tra mare e imbarcazioni,
bertolucci (13351) 2012-09-07 2:50
A deliciously graphic take on the Cacsais seafront. Lov' the combi of two different arrangments of blue - the architectural and the nautic.
Well seen !
Best regards from Rotterdam,
lousat (57510) 2012-09-07 2:52
Hi Daniel,excellent point of view to take this coast to coast in the Cascais port,great details,colors and rich composition too! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
krzychu30 (8775) 2012-09-07 3:18
gorgeous composition presenting us this suburb of Lisbon.You framed the scene perfectly using a vertical format and placing these small fisher houses in the FG.They look captivating and make a nice symmetrical pattern.Superb composition!
Have a nice day
timecapturer (30190) 2012-09-07 3:55
great use of the light and fg detailing to anchor the view and make this such a compelling and beautifully executed image. Excellent work!
Have a great weekend - regards Brian.
npecanhuk (53829) 2012-09-07 5:12
Very attractive and interesting colorful picture!
Special regards to the chosen pov, vertical format, composition and management of light!
TFS - congrats,
Sergiom (39078) 2012-09-07 5:14
J'aime beaucoup l'effet que provoque l'alignement des bâtiment en premier plan. Il donne de la profondeur à l'image tout en guidant le regard vers les bateaux.
Bluejeans (64211) 2012-09-07 5:46
Ola Daniel ,
Bela composição em Cascais com estas pequenas casas de faixas azuis levando o nosso olha para os barcos de pesca ancorados na baía , bonitos tons de azul e boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
JFS (32027) 2012-09-07 12:14
The perspective can't be nicer, I love the whole image. Remarquable depth of field.
Have a good WE!
marabu61 (3865) 2012-09-07 12:35
Nicely framed harbor picture with strong blues.
Haven't I seen the workhouses in the foreground before in a tighter crop from you?
It is interesting to compare the two shots and the both work very well, each in his own way.
Good weekend to you
adramad (27544) 2012-09-07 15:37
A very creative and beautiful composition, I like the POV chosen, with roofs of these buildings in the foreground are a nice contrast with the lovely view of the bay and its many boats, the coast in the background gives a good DOF.
Great composition, I like it.
Have a nice weekend.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-07 16:14
a splendid photo with spectacular composition and many attractive details. Great view, indeed. Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
jjcordier (62280) 2012-09-07 21:08
Une jolie composition associant bâtiments et bateaux avec une dominante de tons bleus et blancs.
emka (57992) 2012-09-07 23:57
hi Daniel, nice view from Cascais, I also like these blue and white striped houses. Pleasant composition.
macjake (39207) 2012-09-08 1:51
Lisbon never seems to dissapoint!
I think we saw this one on FB yes?
a photo that Brian (timecapturer) would be very proud of because of all the blues.
love the play of light and shadow.
so much to see all over the frame from top to bottom.
maria-v1981 (10403) 2012-09-08 9:01
A wonderful composition and so eye-cathing. I do like the contrasts of blue strips of buildings which stand out against all the white elements. Excellent clarity and perpective which makes the image so effective.
Have a nice evening,
Silvio1953 (97953) 2012-09-09 6:00
Ciao Daniel, great view of lovely harbour, good graphic by cabines, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
rbellemare (2087) 2012-09-09 15:30
Very nicely composed photography. Both sections of this picture would have made a good picture by themselves. The buildings are beautiful and colourful. The repeat of pattern made them quite interesting. The top section with all those beautiful boats are also very beautiful.