Posts tagged “Magoito

The ever-changing elements (I)

There are just a few places I know where I can go to anytime, over and over again, without feeling bored or tired. Magoito is one of those places… Relentlessly battered by the sea, it always shows a different face every time I go there. The ground can be covered in pebbles of every sort in one time or filled with an endless strip of smooth sand on another. Morning mists often hide the coastal hills and the sea itself , making us feel like walking in a limbo of sand and pools of sea water. Extreme tides can expose large chunks of clam-covered rocks or completely cover it up to the very foot of the cliffs, causing the disappearance of the entire place. It is as beautiful as it is elusive and that’s why I love the place…

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Magoito, Portugal. 2016

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Magoito, Portugal. 2016

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Magoito, Portugal. 2016

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Magoito, Portugal. 2016

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Magoito, Portugal. 2016

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Magoito, Portugal. 2016

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Magoito, Portugal. 2016

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Magoito, Portugal. 2016

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Magoito, Portugal. 2016

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Magoito, Portugal. 2016

All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photography, 2016

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Magoito

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Magoito, Sintra. 2016

All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photography, 2016


Generations

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Magoito, Sintra. 2015

All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photography, 2015


The Comet

There are a few times when we are allowed to connect things in an unexpected way and that always makes me wonder. That was the case when I was seeing the pictures taken from rosetta spaceship (here) on her approach to a rogue comet coming from the deepest recesses of the solar system. I was amazed by that 4km wide floating mountain not only per se but also because that giant rock bears a striking resemblance with a stone I picked up in Magoito beach, months ago, as I found its shape to be rather curious. It makes me wonder if someday in the future, we will be able to understand the furthest and biggest things simply by observing carefully what´s near us.

The Comet – 2014

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


Streams

Magoito, Sintra. 2014

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Magoito, Sintra. 2014

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Magoito, Sintra. 2014

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

Wild coast

Northway from Cabo da Roca, the westerner point of continental Europe, stretches a rocky shoreline relentlessly hit by the sea, especially during wintertime.

Magoito beach lies in one of the numerous niches carved by ancient rivers in the rocky wall. It happens to be my favorite…

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