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The city (it was a village when I left...) of Costa da Caparica is located south of the Tagus river mouth and north of Setúbal Peninsula. South of the city, a fossil cliff stretches in the direction of Albufeira lagoon. This cliff has a maximum height of 70m and has undergone particular erosion changes over geological time, being for that reason the most important fossil cliff in Portugal, protected from the sea by a 30km long extension of golden thin sand.

Small fishing village since the XVIII century (probably fishermen coming from Algarve and Ílhavo), it has since then evolved into a summer resort for Lisbon (and surrounding) inhabitants, losing its original and typical characteristics. The urban seafront improvement is included in a major national programme for urban area re-qualification, known as the POLIS programme.

There are still some magical instants though, that can be captured out of the hectic summer months, when a few ancient families of local fishermen go out to the sea in the same way, and almost the same type of boats, they used to in the beginning of the century.

The return from the sea offers the occasion to witness craftsmen at work and their harmonious relationship with nature. I’d like to share with you some of those hours, late afternoon before the sunset. In this region, when fishermen go out to the sea, they say they're going to the arts. So be it, the Art of fishing.

PS: any bird seen in the images is off subject

PS: While unfolding this project, a different vision of it arose in me but I guess it was kind of late to go back. You can see it here. The editing is slightly different and even though it presents some similarities, it tells a different story, at least the way I see it.



13 photos 0 draft - completed on 21/12/2007 -



This land we love
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10/11/2007    11 comm. photo
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This land we love
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10/11/2007   11 comm. photo
Holy spirit
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15/11/2007    9 comm. photo
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Holy spirit
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15/11/2007   9 comm. photo
The awaiting
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18/11/2007    8 comm. photo
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The awaiting
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18/11/2007   8 comm. photo
The net squad
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20/11/2007    3 comm. photo
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The net squad
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20/11/2007   3 comm. photo
And then there were fish
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23/11/2007    4 comm. photo
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And then there were fish
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23/11/2007   4 comm. photo
The harvest
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26/11/2007    4 comm. photo
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The harvest
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26/11/2007   4 comm. photo
Theis ta gonata
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27/11/2007    4 comm. photo
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Theis ta gonata
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27/11/2007   4 comm. photo
Dr Freckel and Mr Jellyfish
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29/11/2007    7 comm. photo
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Dr Freckel and Mr Jellyfish
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29/11/2007   7 comm. photo
The Chef’s specialty
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04/12/2007    7 comm. photo
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The Chef’s specialty
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04/12/2007   7 comm. photo
Mary Poppins
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07/12/2007    12 comm. photo
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Mary Poppins
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07/12/2007   12 comm. photo
So much food, so few hands
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13/12/2007    3 comm. photo
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So much food, so few hands
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13/12/2007   3 comm. photo
Merry-Go-Round
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18/12/2007    5 comm. photo
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Merry-Go-Round
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18/12/2007   5 comm. photo
The fisherman and the sea
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21/12/2007    8 comm. photo
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The fisherman and the sea
© Gal Eota  galeota
21/12/2007   8 comm. photo

 
 

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