Hi TE friends
Like me, these English tourits were catching the famous Houses of Costa Nova.
The Costa Nova coastline retains the traditional charms that have long attracted Portuguese families in summer. Magnificent and little known beaches lie between the golden dunes and the open blue seas, beginning at Costa Nova in the south and Torreira in the north.
Make sure you drop in on Barra, with its 19th century breakwater and lighthouse. Admire the famous houses finished in red and blue stripes before embarking for a trip on one of the seaweed-gathering vessels that still ply in the Aveiro estuary.
In both summer and winter you can take sailing or windsurfing lessons in the estuary itself, or there is an equestrian centre on the coast with horses available for lessons when required.And for those interested in the local wildlife, the S. Jacinto Dune Nature Reserve includes a series of footpaths and observation points for bird watching.
Make sure you get an ice-cream cone for all the family from one of the famous old vans, and don’t even think of leaving before trying some of the local sweet speciality, the sweet egg based ‘ovos-moles de Aveiro’.
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mesutilgim (97732) 2009-04-21 23:46
What a wonderfull fascade ! Colorfull and great dynamism.
Very good pov and perfect pictorial geometry.
TFS and best regards
emka (107795) 2009-04-21 23:47
What fantastic colourful striped houses! I haven't seen them :((. The pavement with fish is also nice.
giorgimer (34965) 2009-04-22 0:06
really a perfect set to take shots. Very good colors, nice perspective.
Gerrit (52283) 2009-04-22 0:06
interesting row of colored wooden houses.
Her dress and the blue sky are perfect matches.
tober (8797) 2009-04-22 0:20
I call them houses with the pyjamas Aires :) Haven't been there yet but I think it's a must to see this beautiful town after seeing your photos. Nice photo not only with its lights and colours but also its geometric components.
Best regards, Tolga
delkoo (68) 2009-04-22 0:35
Your photo is another incentive to sneak through this place, when seeing interesting houses like this,charming place with charming model!!!!
have a nice day.
jasmis (58525) 2009-04-22 0:39
Interesting architecture. Amazing pose os girls.
Regards my dear friend.
besnard (57256) 2009-04-22 0:40
Elles ont beaucoup d'allure ces maisons rayées de toutes les couleurs. La présence des promeneurs donnent de la vie à la rue.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
rikko77 (10861) 2009-04-22 0:42
que linda esta composiçao! Gostei das cores das casas e tambéim do vestido vermelho da rapariga que quebra o "pattern" creado pelo fundo da rua.
lousat (98297) 2009-04-22 0:49
Hi Aires,i never seen this place and for me is very new! And what a beautiful place,remember me the houses of norvegian town of Bergen! Impressives colors and great details,simply beautiful! Have a nice day,Luciano
riclopes (35577) 2009-04-22 1:40
Olá Aires, boa perspectiva do famoso casario colorido de Aveiro. Obviamente que gosto da inclusão das meninas, em especial aquele rosa forte que combina com cenário. Apesar dos chinelos devia estar frescote...
um abraço amigo,
Budapestman (82620) 2009-04-22 1:55
Enchanting place...splendid shot with vivid colours and lovely details. The composition is very attractive, the tourist add a lot to the mood. Great shot. Have a nice day!
Muse (34962) 2009-04-22 2:18
Errors excepted, here is a photo of the region where I shall be in July:-) very attractive these houses. Are they to be rented during summer?
Of beautiful colors and a very attractive photo of the seaside under a beautiful light.
delpeoples (59880) 2009-04-22 3:05
Hi Aires, how are you? This is image is so sharp and the colours beautifully saturated. I like the perspective created by the rows of houses and am grateful for your very helpful Note. TFS nd have a good week, Lisa.
ktanska (29469) 2009-04-22 3:15
I haven't seen those before. Amazing design with all the stripes, reminds of Finnish Marmekko fabrics. Fish pattern s on the cobblestones are nice too. And she's well placed to add human presence.
Colour balance seems a bit bluish to me.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2009-04-22 3:16
Ah...los colores por supuesto! Una gran y muy bonita variedad.
carper (96) 2009-04-22 3:32
very nice one my friend,
good architecture shot here, fine perspective good colors, good photo job here, I like it have a nice day.
tempocativo (476) 2009-04-22 3:45
Olá amigo Aires, sem dúvida que são umas casas muito bonitas e tradicionais, aliás como já referia na critica à tua outra fotografia!. Desta vez a foto vem com brinde!!! Bonito registo!
siamesa (28127) 2009-04-22 4:47
Bom dia Aires
Essas casas coloridas são maravilhosas com uma arquitetura que lembra aqueles blocos de montar.
A nota com esses detalhes todos é um convite para uma visita , com certeza.
ciakgiak (30433) 2009-04-22 4:53
what fantastic houses, it would be very interesting catching a lot of splendid graphic effects from here :-)). This place must be incredible, I would like to visit, I like so much this particular design of the buildings and of the floor too. Thanks a lot for sharing it with us. Best regards dear friend.
Have a great day.
Silvio1953 (154133) 2009-04-22 5:24
Ciao Aires, great composition with beautiful facades full of colors, splendid perspective, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
rodgerg (55767) 2009-04-22 7:07
I visited Costa Nova, an orginal and superb village. A nice composition here with the differents houses: POV well selected, colours and constrast, beautiful sky and elements of life with the peoples. Good and interesting photowork.
bona (13739) 2009-04-22 8:22
Aires, és uma bela foto essa. Gosto da diagonal. A arquitetura desse local é bem interessante, principalmente o padrão de cores listrado utilizado. Gostei bastante.
A mulher aobservar também ficou ótimo na foto.
roges (1212) 2009-04-22 8:51
Ola Aires !
Uma belíssima imagem.
Adoro as suas cores e contraste.
Um belo dia,
ymrk (15085) 2009-04-22 9:03
Beautiful polarizer blue and graphical with colorful photos in here!Very attractive tones!
Take care of yourself,
lestans (17208) 2009-04-22 13:27
this one is fantastic!
and a little bit surreal.
I didn't know thia place, it is beautiful! And the standing red lady is perfect in the scene. After some time I saw the second lady: tw good actresses.
TFS my friend, you are great!
emilbo (22616) 2009-04-22 17:30
Superbes prise de vue et excellente qualité d'image qui mets bien en valeur ces magnifiques façades. À première vue je croyais que c'était un décor pour tourner un film.
Excellente composition en diagonale et merveilleuses panoplie de couleurs. Une très belle présentation accompagnée d'une intéressante note.
Tous mes compliments,
batalay (40523) 2009-04-22 21:52
This indeed is a place to visit. I had never heard of famous houses of Costa Nuova, with the vibrant colors in their facades. The young woman adds both the human touch, and color highlight.
aadilj (18102) 2009-04-23 1:15
Wow what colours. I love the scene and like the way you have composed it with such expertness as always Aires
azaf1 (15929) 2009-04-23 1:16
It's really lovely! Those colors are really great and the small houses inviting for a perfect holiday. Nice perspective and the young lady matches the setting.
Have a good day and TFS
PixelTerror (0) 2009-04-23 2:54
Superb light and exposure, which makes the image look very luminous, too bad you cut the top of the closest one, stitching of vertical frames would have helped here.
Have a nice day JY
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2009-04-23 3:24
Beautiful photo. Composition, point of view are great. I like the colours tones and the sharpness.
JorgeJacinto (1033) 2009-04-23 6:21
composição, esta zona do País
costuma dar boas fotos .
dip (23892) 2009-04-23 8:00
good capture of the scene,interesting and beautiful architectural details,amazing colors and good lighting management,
Docarmo (9767) 2009-04-23 20:34
Lindo casario colorido, em estado impecavelmente conservado. A moça de vermelho combinou muito, tiveste uma boa idéia de compor a imagem com ela. Sem dispensar a tua excelente nota informativa, temos ali uns indícios da localização costeira do lugar, pela decoração da calçada, com motivos marinhos.
Parabéns e obrigada por partilhar!
Cricri (126750) 2009-04-23 22:20
C'est un lieu qui invite a mieux connaitre, ces maisons aux façades lignée et de différentes couleurs sont vraiment magnifique, très belle présenttion et composition
axiotea (21651) 2009-04-23 23:00
Not the colors of Burano but of Aveiro, although there are not the same kind of tonalities ;)
A nice presentation of these colored houses with the good capture of these 2 women, especially the standing one with her red dress...
jmdias (69250) 2009-04-24 2:37
lindo este lugar, um daqueles que abrem mil oportunidades para fotos. gostei da adição da garota de vermelho, mas não muito da outra. As cores, a luz, nitidez, e tudo mais está uma maravilha. lindo trabalho
ChrisJ (118927) 2009-04-25 2:09
I like the alternating vertical & horizontal stripes in the architecture. Good color, sharpness & saturation with quaint bird designs in the tiles. Tfs!
P-S-I-G (25536) 2009-04-25 5:49
Une très belle lumière latérale. Les couleurs sont bien prononcées et agréables. Exposition et netteté très réussies.
J'aime cette scène avec la femme en rouge qui occupe l'espace.
zumoduvas (2069) 2009-04-25 10:48
Explosion de color urbana, parece cada una de un equipo de futbol con las camisetas a rayas, yo me quedaria con la blanquiazul.
siolaw (38294) 2009-04-26 0:47
I can understand this place attracts tpurists and photographers... The graphism and colors are great, and the compo with the people included works well.
florbelamaria (327) 2009-04-26 10:10
Beleza de foto!Perfeita!
JanD (0) 2009-04-30 4:04
Very nice houses. Wonderful girls. Funny scene. Good sharpness. Original job.
g_panakia (4031) 2009-04-30 5:26
i'm not sure about the egg's taste but ice cream sounds really tempting to me :))
to the shot...interesting & vivid architecture, looks like dolls' houses, difficult to believe that they are real...gorgeous light & bright colours!!!
have a nice afternoon
- Copyright: Aires dos Santos (AiresSantos) (56155)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-04-02
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D40X, AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 GII ED
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2009-04-21 23:41