The territory of Estoril has been occupied for centuries, owing to its climatic conditions and favourable environment. Throughout the civil parish there are scattered remains of these early communities; the Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs selected this area for its strategic place in Western Europe. There are remains of Roman villas in the parish, that extend the history of the region to the first millennium, when the settlements of the coast were dependent on the fishing ports. With these occupations, Estorial inherited a rich cultural patrimony, architecture, toponymy, habits and customs.
In 1147, during the Reconquista, the region was finally brought under Christian control.
Owing to its strategic place, the region was intimately linked to the Portuguese Age of Discovery, and all the dynamic social and cultural upheavals that it originated.
Its solid fortifications are a testament to the innumerable attacks by Spanish, French and English pirates and privateers; the many forts that dot the barrier between land and sea are symbols of the resistance and battles that secured Portuguese independence and national interests.
At the end of the monarchy, it was in the waters of Estoril that many sought refuge and escape; aristocrats, nobles and other exiles escaped through the ports along the Estoril coast to escape the Republican forces.
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mesutilgim (67914) 2012-09-09 1:23
Nice capture from Estoril with good pov and perfect chosen format.
The sandstructure and shadows creates a perfect graphical effect. Nice framed.
TFS and best regards
holmertz (26900) 2012-09-09 2:07
Long rows of beach umbrellas often inspire photographers looking for interesting patterns. In this case you also benefitted from the fine shadows complementing the blue and white dominance. The red lifebuoy is the detail that any pattern needs to break the monotony. The diagonals serve the composition very well.
mjw364 (3642) 2012-09-09 2:48
A well observed shot. Well composed using line and shape, light and dark.
timecapturer (30256) 2012-09-09 3:24
great beach shot this, full of wonderful elements and superb symmetry. Love your POV and your management of the light here is impeccable. An excellently composed and presented image. Captivating work! Bravo!
Enjoy your Sunday - regards Brian.
Sergiom (39148) 2012-09-09 6:24
J'aime beaucoup la construction de cette image.Le cadrage vertical accentue l'effet de profondeur et allonge la plage aux beaux parasols.
maria-v1981 (10403) 2012-09-09 9:22
Very artistically presented with splendid color saturation and light management. Your POV is very well thought out and I find this photo to be very pleasing.
Have a nice week,
ines8 (5838) 2012-09-09 10:23
Hai ca m-ai dat gata cu umbrele dantelate si valurite ale umbrelutelor....
claudeD (24173) 2012-09-09 10:42
You really had the photographer's eye to realize this amazing picture full of excellent contrasts and with very fine colors. verycwell seen and done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
marcan44 (6223) 2012-09-09 14:24
buono l'effetto grafico e geometrico creato dalla teoria degli ombrelloni con i loro colori e le loro ombre in diagonale.
L'effetto prospettico e la profondità sono garantiti oltre che dalla ripresa dall'alto anche dalla vista della città sullo sfondo.
Ottimo lavoro, grazie della condivisione.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-09 15:47
a very lovely photo of this beautiful view with many attractive details and warm lights, superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
divail (7211) 2012-09-09 19:34
Les petits carrés d'ombre sont du plus bel effet. La plage semble assez tranquille, pourtant elle est superbe. Belle composition.
abmdsudi (26151) 2012-09-09 19:49
This is an excitingly awesome graphic - geometrical rendition filled with identical repeated patterns and shadows projected from angled sunlight. The arrangement is neat diagonally to emphasize depth and perspective, contrasting colors add the impact. A good photo opportunity so well noticed and taken, Great shot, TFS
Nicou (97583) 2012-09-09 22:25
fantastique cpatage et compo ce jeu d'ombre carré sur le sable quelle cpatage et iamge sueprbe compo très bien vu.
Bravo et amitié
emka (58078) 2012-09-09 23:16
All known places for me. I met many Portuguese friends being in Portugal. Have you met anyone? well observed scene - rows of squared shadows and all the people hiding under umbrellas.
Bluejeans (64221) 2012-09-10 5:23
Ola Daniel ,
Uma bela visão na praia do Estoril com estes chapéus de sol quadrados , gostei do efeito visual das suas sombras na areia , bonitos tons de azul mar e céu , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jga (1062) 2012-09-10 7:21
This composition is very attractive. The shades on the sand is great. I also like the red life buoy in the big blue sky.
lpi (4424) 2012-09-10 11:25
La composition est excellente, j'aime cette diagonale de parasols et de leurs ombres.
mauro61 (52527) 2012-09-10 14:35
mi piace il gioco degli ombrelloni e delle loro ombre sulla spiaggia.
Belli i colori e il taglio che hai dato creando una interessante diagonale,
bergese (6699) 2012-09-12 10:42
Quelle chance tu as eu que personne ne soit sous les parasols.Cela t'as permis de réaliser une bel alignement avec des reflets.La netteté et les couleurs sont très belles.
ourania (12331) 2012-09-14 10:51
I love the way you've combined the natural and delightful depiction of the lovely beach and the distant view with a fascinating rhythmical graphism so elegantly and effectively laid out in the frame. I also love the sweet, warm and rich colours, the texture of the sand and the transparent shadows of the parasols. Beautiful work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4435) 2012-09-27 13:40
Nice presentation of the beach in Lisboa! Can't wait to visit this place in October, I guess you've just created a wonderful appetizer for me! Thanks for sharing! Well composed as always!