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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claudeD (24581) 2013-03-13 8:08
very interesting picture from Lisboa with a good cokposition and fine dof. I like the many details to be seen in the picture and the fine framing.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
maria-v1981 (10409) 2013-03-13 8:39
It is very interesting photo about nature. I like your composition. Nice warm colours and interesting composition. Well done.
Have a nice evening,
Nicou (98701) 2013-03-13 10:51
quels beaux rochers et image superbe avec ce bleu en fond qui se contraste et les vagues blanche merveilleuse compo et image.
Bravo et amitié
danos (74460) 2013-03-13 11:26
nice the view of the place with the contrast of the colours to make it so charmy and pleasant.I like the endless depth as the excellent light management.
rbassin (11371) 2013-03-13 11:50
Bon choix de ce format vertical, qui renforce la profondeur crée par la bande de rochers.
Couleurs et netteté parfaites.
carlo62 (13484) 2013-03-13 15:16
bella questa panoramica su questo taglio verticale, le rocce in primo piano sono ottimamente riprese ed aprono la vista verso il mare e l'orizzonte,
krzychu30 (9369) 2013-03-14 2:36
I think it´s the most beautiful and picturesque coastline for photographers(maybe not if you want to swim).Nicely composed and very colorful and contrasting shot.
Silvio1953 (99133) 2013-03-14 13:32
Ciao Daniel, lovely sea view with beautiful rocks in FG, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (87288) 2013-03-15 12:37
Belle vue de cette côte sauvage, une lumière et des couleurs plus que agréable, très jolie
SWEETFREEDOM (18605) 2013-03-16 8:32
i like the vertical format you have chose with the rocks in fg and the blue ocean in bg.
delpeoples (45636) 2013-03-20 2:36
Excellent vertical frame, giving depth to the rocks and this beautiful coastline. The colours are lovely and the sharpness is spot-on. The rocks here really remind me of Australia. Thanks for sharing.