Today I’m posting the first photo of Palhota, a little village founded by the Avieiros, on one of the banks of the Tagus River.
The Avieiros, called this way because most part of them came from Vieira de Leiria, were fishermen who were forced to leave their homes along the coast and settled along the Tagus river because this river was safe and here they could fish the whole year, something that was impossible on the coast, where they had to spend many winter days without fishing . This migration happened in the 19th and 20th centuries, when they settled in little villages of humble wooden houses on stilts along the Tagus river. Today it’s still possible to find several of these villages and several entities are trying hard to preserve this unique culture of the Avieiros, who were called “the gypsies of the river” by Alves Redol, a Portuguese writer who wrote about them. Most part of the original houses have already disappeared because of the materials used in the construction and most part of the ones we can find in these villages are now a little different, but these villages and this culture are really interesting . I know several already and I’d like to visit the rest.
This is one of the houses I found in the village of Palhota. It’s different from the original ones, but I liked it a lot.
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carlo62 (19485) 2013-08-31 14:58
un bel taglio per questa facciata originale e colorata, forse un pò troppo satura, ma l'effetto ottenuto è ottimo.
bukitgolfb301 (32668) 2013-08-31 15:19
Hi Hola deasr Ana
Another greatly and significant psnap image of fantastic bright color / light usage! Tasteful color touch ais also nice to see.
Perfectly sharp and clear image in great framework!
Thanks a lot and have a beuatiful Sunday! Takero
thebest (4116) 2013-08-31 22:28
Hi dear Ana,
I love the primitive looking Village houses this one is special the colours are great & I like the check curtain in the window... what is wonderful is the light in your photo... I can imagine it was a beautiful day possibly not too hot?
Hope you are well & enjoying a relaxing weekend.
annjackman (15541) 2013-08-31 22:39
I like this house exterior very much. The blue wall contrasts well with the white window frame and colours of the roof and brickwork. I particularly like the green and white checked window covering. The close framing has made good use of these graphic features. Superb sharpness and light management.
Kind Regards, Ann
jjcordier (67292) 2013-09-01 0:03
Une composition colorée et graphique très réussie pour cette photo de grande qualité.
dta (56746) 2013-09-01 0:52
Ola Ana ,
Excellent framing of this picturesque blue fisherman house . This kind of curtain seems to be typical of Portugal , too .
abmdsudi (32515) 2013-09-01 7:09
Excellent touch of graphism despite the reality combined; the vertical lines and rectangle along with the contrasty colors. The brightly coloured window grabs our attentions. Great vision well executed street scene.
holmertz (31340) 2013-09-01 8:29
This looks like a quite original style of house with the dark blue wall and small white window. I'ts a bit surprising to notice that while the foundation looks new the roof looks old. It's a nicely cropped and well composed photo and I like the strong and vivid colours.
saxo042 (33934) 2013-09-01 8:31
The two parallel lines of dark red bricks provide very good frames for the blue wall. the window and the door opening are in a pleasant balance. A very fine observation and a very good capture.
Noel_Byrne (13416) 2013-09-01 10:05
Very striking blue color, the thumbnail really stands out in the gallery. I love the little smiley face on the wall too :)
All the best
Romano46 (11573) 2013-09-01 10:21
a vote contano più i fatti che le parole. Questa fgoto si commenta da sè per la bellezza della composizione , gli splendidi colori, l'eccezionale nitidezza, la meravigliosa bellezza del soggetto.
Hai fatto un lavoro splendido e mi stupisce che non sia stato maggiormente apprezzato in TE.
Da parte mia i complimenti più vivi. Bravissima.
Ciao e buona giornata
dkmurphys (42567) 2013-09-02 1:39
Charming facade of that house. I like the strong colors and the contrasts, very attractive scene.
Have a fine week.
ourania (18704) 2013-09-02 8:31
I love the way your composition fits in the frame, there's great sense of balance and the graphism of the decoration has been celebrated very effectively. Light, shadow and colours interact wonderfully and it's so challengling to try to imagine the persons who live there and might emerge from the ethereal curtain any minute now. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
chrisvek (6995) 2013-09-02 19:08
Hello dear Ana
Awesome photo with slendid composition and so clever look.Nice colors and contrasts.Perfect amount of saturation and nice lightning usage.Very good job.
Have a nice day
jcpix (6596) 2013-09-02 20:29
Absolutely loving the deep, saturated blue color here! A scenic picture reminiscent of Burano with the curtain door and small window off to the side. :) This is a gorgeous display in all of its minimalistic nature. The rustic bricks are a sublime compliment of contrasting color, and the detail and textures rendered from your exposure is equally impressive. I love these kinds of photos, and you've put together a real beauty here. This is a very pleasing arrangement with but a few simple elements. Outstanding! Have a great day ahead.
gervaso (9247) 2013-09-06 9:10
Eu sempre gosto muito dessa tipo de foto, com esse enquadramento mostrando os belos detalhes de uma arquitetura simples e muito bonita. As cores bem saturadas estão excelentes! Belíssimo trabalho! Linda composição!
fabbs99 (11190) 2013-09-08 21:04
Very colorful shot.Lovely colors and sharpness.Keep sharing.
Angshu (52936) 2013-09-10 23:41
I love these pictures...quite delightful! The geometry works well with the deep blue of the wall standing out. What I liked most is the skirting of bricks at the bottom & the tiles at the top. Fine shot!
jmdias (48373) 2013-12-01 11:13
não é uma casa portuguesa cam certeza, mas gosto das cores fortes e da maneira como vc as usou na compo. linda a luz e o enquadramento.bem feito.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (30841)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-21
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-31 14:51