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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fabbs99 (16021) 2013-09-11 23:47
Great shot of the old door.Good lights and sharpness.TFS.
gojo (1715) 2013-09-11 23:52
The photo you created is a good symbol of your note and its content. Lonely, empty, deserted. The door is beautiful the way you framed it, and the shoe makes it unique.
krzychu30 (15344) 2013-09-12 2:31
fine composition,which conveys well the unique charm of this old building.
I like this feeling of soltitude here.Just abandoned,old house and a shoe(by the way great addition to this scene)
Have a nice day
olive224 (2719) 2013-09-12 2:52
Nice catch and nice story ;) A very informative publication
I like those empty old places too ;)
williewhistler (12711) 2013-09-12 3:01
you have captured the desolation of the area superbly in a very suitable light,the textures of the building are sharp and very clear.
macondo (18551) 2013-09-12 5:59
Everything looks old in this photo.
I like very much the textures and the pastel colours, and of course the single shoe. As you say in your note, one wonders about all the stories that have unfolded in these poor areas - the open door and the shoe reinforce this idea. Good note, very interesting! Thank you.
mirosu (12676) 2013-09-12 6:26
Excellent door detail photo. The light is excellent and the arrangement with the old shoe in front perfect. Well done.
holmertz (37537) 2013-09-12 7:45
Another fine composition of fading colours and wooden texture. The shoe is a curious object to find at an abandoned house, but I like it. It makes me ask questions why it has been left here.
Nicou (117116) 2013-09-12 8:56
Avec la chaussures devant la vielle porte quelle vue ce rendu sur le bois quelle compo et vue sueprbe image et captage splendide.
Bravo et amitié
Noel_Byrne (21306) 2013-09-13 4:36
A subject I love, abandoned places and his is a beautiful example. The image does tell a long story, and combined with your not I can almost hear the ghosts of laughter in the building. The single boot there adds a certain something too.
all the best
saxo042 (36918) 2013-09-13 4:45
The paints on these planks are worn and abraded and now they provide very fine and beautiful nuances. Therew are some small items lie a shoe, a tiny window far away, that adds interest to this picture of decay and poor maintenance. A very good observation.
bukitgolfb301 (34594) 2013-09-14 4:37
Hi Hola dear Ana
Nice continuation from previou one. Very artstic and tasteful image, sim ple but so meaningful and significant image too. Tick color touch is also so nice to see.
All the best and have a good Saturday! TAKERO
papagolf21 (83386) 2013-09-15 23:55
J'aime beaucoup votre façon de photographier. La réussite est bien présente à travers cette composition originale d'un moment de la vie quotidienne.
ChrisJ (94828) 2013-09-16 0:49
Fantastic shadow detail with a soft diffused light and excellent sharpness. The old shoe in the fg makes a good focal point. Nice textural details in the peeling paint of the wooden doors and walls. And yes, I toured southern and north west Europe as well as a bit of Africa. Tfs!
abmdsudi (40074) 2013-09-17 9:15
Really beautiful piece of which I greatly admire - the aged beauty and charm - I love the effect and those matured colours, textures and the peeling paint. Excellent closeup shot nicely cropped in good clarity,
sharpness and contrast, Well done.
gildasjan (41014) 2013-09-19 0:34
Bien vu le bas de cette porte avec cette chaussure.Beau rendu des couleurs qui ont passé avec le temps.