Another house in ruins in the village of Patacão. In the beginning, when they moved to this river, the Avieiros worked and lived on their boats, then they started building their wooden houses on stilts, because of the river floods, with roofs made of straw and cane. Their houses are now a little different, but the houses we find in this village are still simple like this one. It's hard to imagine how many stories these walls have witnessed as the Avieiros had a really hard life.
The Avieiros are 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.
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mesutilgim (83018) 2013-09-10 3:35
Very nice capture of this wooden fassade, left over the it's faith !
Great graphical effect.
TFS and best regards
krzychu30 (15496) 2013-09-10 3:41
very picturesque subject,although devastated.
I like to admire how excellently you were able to bring out textures and colors of this old wood.
Also the close-up view works well with the photographed subject.
Have a nice day
carlo62 (31380) 2013-09-10 3:54
sei sempre molto brava a trovare particolari insoliti e originali, i tuoi scatti hanno un qualcosa di malinconico e bello nello stesso tempo.
Questa foto è un esempio, c'è un'eccellente qualità e un bel cromatismo, ma la malinconia per questa abitazione abbandonata è evidente.
limielski (0) 2013-09-10 4:26
I can see that the river is a goldmine for photographers. Your photos are unusual because you can observe a surrounding area and you notice hidden but beautiful things. Good work Ana!
subhendu_bagchi (25591) 2013-09-10 4:37
interesting minimal composition with the wooden wall and the window. Excellent image quality. Good colour tone. Tfs.
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-09-10 4:56
Lovely note, Ana ~
as layered and interesting as this wood you have photographed.
I too love staring at old buildings like this, especially the wooden ones, and imagining what they they have seen, what stories lie inside. There are actually some like this in my own neighborhood.
In your photograph, we have a small window into the inside, but what lies within is still a mystery, which makes this photograph even more evocative.
Nicely seen :)
dta (65658) 2013-09-10 6:14
Ola Ana ,
This old door has a lot of charm . An excellent subject , well captured in a natural way .
I try to do a WS with a tighter framing and an oversaturation . But this is another picture .
lousat (75518) 2013-09-10 6:59
HI Ana,beautiful close-up on this very old,abandoned and damnaged door,i like your research of the minimalistic details,great cut and nice colors too whit all the signs of the time.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Nicou (120376) 2013-09-10 9:59
quelle vue et image quelle compo et vue ce vieux bois usé par le temps quelle captage et image sueprbe avec la fenêtre ouverte et ces tons quel rendu et vue.
Bravo et amitié
holmertz (40055) 2013-09-10 10:40
This wall bears witness of hard times not so long ago. It's a bit sad to watch the decay and imagine how people lived here before, but the decay also has an undeniable beauty. The colours and textures of this rough wood and its faded paint is fantastic. It's an artistic and very well balanced composition.
Romano46 (17470) 2013-09-10 13:05
hai il privilegio di avere innato in te il gusto della bella composizione.
In questa foto dai il meglio di te. Tutte le regole della fotografia sono condensate in questo scatto, tra le quali, primaria, la regola dei due terzi.
Una eccellente nitidezza ed un soggetto che incanta ne sono il giusto complemento, il tutto tra colori resi molto bene ed eccellente nitidezza.
Hai fotografato poco più del nulla, ma sei riuscita a creare ionfinite sensazioni: in questo sta la tua capacità e la tua grande bravura.
saxo042 (37268) 2013-09-10 13:54
These old and and very aged planks show many fine and interesting colours. This is also a very nicely balanced composition.
bukitgolfb301 (35434) 2013-09-11 17:35
Hi dear Ana
Sorry for my late reply as usual.
Another greatly appealing and notstalgic image!
Nice your good and keen attention to the usual object from your own original point. Tasteful color touch is also hihly apprecaited.
Thanks a lot for your sharing, and have a good day! Takero
Silvio1953 (120566) 2013-09-12 10:30
Ciao Ana, lovely composition, great texture, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
adramad (37327) 2013-09-12 16:27
Ya de regreso de mis vacaciones en la playa, estoy de nuevo activo en estas paginas.
Magnifica imagen que nos muestra esta vieja fachada, con todo detalle de sus texturas y tonos de color a lo largo de los diversos periodos de su existencia.
Magnífica luminosidad y nitidez.
Te deseo una buen dia.
Saludos muy cordiales.
abmdsudi (42594) 2013-09-12 20:36
I like the cool colour combination, it has enough detail that you can see some of the imperfection and clearly evidence of old in the wooden framework. This photo looks great which really brings out all the different textures, matured colour, layers and ages I like how the clarity of the image has withstood the crop so well, a nicely done shot, Congrats
mirosu (13340) 2013-09-16 2:23
Excellent old door detail photo with well balanced colors, perfect light, very good clarity. I like the arrangement in vertical portrait will all the small details. Lot of history behind this. Well seen and captured.
gildasjan (41544) 2013-09-19 0:33
Bon cadrage de cette porte et de sa lucarne.Très bel assemblage de vieilles peintures.
EstudioChispa (1902) 2013-09-20 9:08
I love fotos that study texture, and worn textures are always very interesting. Here, you also have great color!
jcpix (13552) 2013-10-18 18:32
I really like this particular series of photos, there's so much vivid texture and rustic colors to admire with this well executed and detailed imagery. Each picture carried its own character and interpretation quite well. These are always intriguing types of subjects...if only these old and worn buildings could speak, I'm sure they'd have a lot of interesting stories to tell. :) Have a great weekend. take care.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (36147)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-02
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Fujifilm Finepix HS 10
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/20 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-10 3:33