Algarve

Algarve, August 2014

Not much of a vacation this year. It just wasn’t possible. A few days in the crowded high season Algarve coast was all I could manage. But those coastal rocky seascapes are simply delightful…

Vau, Algarve, Portugal, 2014

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All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photoblog, 2014

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The light above

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The light above – Sagres, Portugal, 2014

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Near perfect pattern

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Life made simple

Sometimes I think about the things I could do without. Things that I feel compelled to do trying to go further into quality and efficiency. Things that eventually end up complicating my life to no avail. I should relax more. I should simplify…

Algarve, 2013

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All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photoblog, 2013


Waiting for the boat in Armona Island

I’m definitely fascinated by these islands in the southern extreme of Portugal. Armona and Farol manage to be far away from everything being only about 5-6km apart from the mainland.

The landscape of flat sand and mud banks that forces the boat to zig-zag until its final destination, seems to me like something pulled out of the Amazonic region. The “Rio Guadiana” boat struggles on its way out trough currents and tides but that’s just a detail that only reinforces its charm…

Are these islands touristy places? Hell, no! No refined styles or Starbuck cafés around here, thank God! It’s “flip-flop kingdom” over there.

The human fauna is one of the most interesting features, and we can see all ages, genders, races and backgrounds, especially when we are on the pear, waiting for the boat to get back to the mainland…

All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photography


Life in the sand

Scorching sun, mild air temperature and iced sea water; that’s the strange combination that could described the weather down South, in Algarve and my life in the beach sands those five days orbited around that fact.

Not the best of seasons but Oh boy!; Did I eat well, sleep well and read plenty in the company of my loved ones… What more could anyone possibly want?

All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photoblog