This town was a small fishing port throughout early history as it lies protected from nature’s elements at the mouth of the Rio Tejo. It was occupied by the Spanish under the Duke of Alba in 1579. In 1807, the French invaders commanded by General Junot used the Palácio da Citadela as their suitable headquarters for his army. During the first part of the 19th Century the port trade declined bringing poverty to the town. When in 1870 the King, Luís I, chose to convert the 17th Century building of the Citadela into his summer residence Cascais soon became a very fashionable town and aristocratic palaces and mansions followed. In 1926 the railway line from Lisbon to Cascais was the first to be electrified in Portugal and this also had a positive economic effect. During the 2nd World War several Kings and Heads of European countries sought refuge in Cascais and nearby Estoril. With these people came other aristocrats, politicians, actors and writers - so many that the population increased by over 20,000 people between 1939 to 1946. Names of important exiles such as Duke of Windsor, King Umberto of Italy, Princess Joana of Italy, King Carol II of Romania, Prince Juan of Spain, Count Henri of France, part of the Hapsburg family, Regent Horthy of Hungary, all can be associated with the history of both this town and that of neighbouring Estoril.
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yquem46 (38752) 2013-02-21 5:52
Nice shot from above of this little fishing harbor with the huts at FG, the lobster traps and the little boats
very colorful and luminous with high definition
Just regret a bit the shadow on the hut
Have a nice day, best
joso (2417) 2013-02-21 6:00
ca de obicei - excellent put in scene!
The straight lines work well vs the helter-skelter of the ships, as static anchor for the dynamic of the ships,
a beautiful allover blue tone
o zi buna!
timecapturer (49288) 2013-02-21 7:11
superbly chosen and creative composition here. I love the elements that just typify a port scene, but captured in such a delicious light. The fg shadow is so well placed as it gives interest and depth to this excellent image. Stunning!
Regards - Brian.
PaulVDV (31949) 2013-02-21 7:31
A while ago I saw a similar picture of Denis (dta) of this port.
The combination of the huts and their vertical blue and white stripes with the view of the blue water where the boats are anchored, works very well.
The colourful traps on the quay are an interesting attribute.
Best regards, Paul
JFS (32459) 2013-02-21 8:05
How you miss the summer my friend! Creative image, and nice play of shadows. Blue, i love blue!
Nicou (149860) 2013-02-21 8:26
Ce jeu d'ombre sur ces cabanes de plage en blanc et bleu quelle vue superbe cadrage avec les bateaux quelle vue et image.
Bravo et amitié
Kielia (24077) 2013-02-21 8:31
a very well composed and a charming impression of this wonderful place. The different boats make the image very attractive. Excellent management of the light and an outstanding perspective. My compliments!
holmertz (58322) 2013-02-21 8:35
A very attractive composition of the colourful boats on the dark blue sea. The foreground buildings are nicely striped and there are some colourful items on the quay that I can't quite identify but that look good.
Kamilutka (8107) 2013-02-21 8:38
I was surprised to discover that the photo was taken in Portugal - it looks very French to me. Original POV and composition. I like how tiny boats counterbalance bigger foreground. Great color and light.
annjackman (21903) 2013-02-21 11:24
I like your viewpoint and the light and shade in this image. The stripes on the huts in the FG anchor the composition and the colours of the fishing traps and the boats are delightful.
Kind Regards, Ann
Silvio1953 (151717) 2013-02-21 13:21
Ciao Daniel, breat POV on lovely harbour, beautiful composition with a lot of boats, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
carlo62 (54192) 2013-02-21 14:25
gran bel colpo, una bella idea, realizzsta molto bene, con tanti bei colori ed una splendida luce.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-02-21 22:21
Intéressant cadrage vertical mettant en scène tous les éléments essentiels de ce petit port. Petit regret pour l'ombre sur la cabine au premier plan.
claudeD (41278) 2013-02-21 23:50
very interesting view of the port of Cascais. I like the fresh and good colors. You have choosen a very fine hiogh pov to realize this very good shot.TFS.
With regards from LUxembourg
chrisvek (7001) 2013-02-22 3:28
Very wonderful landscape and colors.Superb composition and excellent colors here.Awesome contrasts and details.Well done!
All the best
ines8 (6120) 2013-02-22 5:46
Si poza asta mi-a placut la nebunie din cauza efectului superb de lumina.
dta (81668) 2013-02-22 6:50
Hello Daniel ,
I've tried this kind of framing , whan I was there . But in only 2 or three of sun light , I had not too much to take pictures ;( .
This is also another good version on this theme , with both the huts , the traps and the boats . The light is interesting , too .
kasianowak (10233) 2013-02-22 11:45
Beautiful colours in this image, lovely light on the boats and nets at the bottom. Including the foreground adds depth.
ChrisJ (117201) 2013-02-23 8:41
A superb high pov with good sharpness & excellent repetition of the boats & the fg crates at left. Good colour & saturation. The tight crop & the diffused fg shadow work well here. Tfs!
abmdsudi (57176) 2013-02-24 9:49
You saw the potential of making a good shot within this constraint. A promising shot where blue dominates along with some bright specks of colors to create a visual feast for the eyes. A cheery shot superbly taken. Great capture.
Cricri (124902) 2013-02-24 10:21
Très belle composition, excellent POV, cadrage des cabines, la lumière qui illumine les couleurs des bateaux éparpiller sur un bleu sublime de la mer, très jolie
macjake (71739) 2013-02-24 23:09
I really like how you composed this one.
and i just realized the traps on the bottom too, another cool addition :)
lots of blue, which i'm sure Brian will appreciate :)
subjects in all corners of the frame, nice shot
lpi (4857) 2013-02-25 6:52
une belle composition avec de très belles couleurs!
J'aime la bonne luminosité!