Cais Palafita

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The palafitic pier of Carrasqueira is born in the '50s, when it developed the culture of oysters in the river Sado and the fishermen needed access to water that did not depend on the tides. Two fishermen have the idea of bury wooden stakes in the mud and put some boards on top, anchoring their boats each one on their side ... It worked! The other fishermen then joined two by two, extending the tangle of stakes for hundreds of meters, resulting in this spectacular example of popular architecture.

(P) O cais palafitico da Carrasqueira surgiu nos anos 50, quando se desenvolveu a cultura das ostras no estuário do rio Sado e os pescadores necessitaram de um acesso à água que não dependesse do vai e vem das marés. Houve dois pescadores que tiveram a ideia de espetar estacas de madeira no lodo e porem umas tábuas por cima, acostando os barcoa cada um de seu lado... Funcionou! Os outros pescadores juntaram-se então dois a dois, prolongando o emaranhado de estacas por centenas de metros, resultando neste espectacular exemplo de arquitectura popular.

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Comments (135)

SD34 on April 23, 2013

This picture is really wonderful!! ☆☆YSL!☆☆

Best wishes from JPN,SD34

Parruco on May 15, 2013

Bem bonito LK

Receba as minhas reverências desde Vila Chã - Vila do Conde, PORTUGAL

Van Wallendael René on June 14, 2013

Beautiful shot Like124 Best wishes,René

Roger Powell on June 23, 2013

Interesting story, great picture! :)

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on July 12, 2013


-Arcama- on July 12, 2013

Muy bonita!!!


cris cris NO VIEWS on August 3, 2013

Muy buen encuadre del lugar, me gusta.

Y muchas gracias por las explicaciones al pié de la fotografía que nos acercan más a la imagen.


soulee on September 5, 2013

amazingly composed

tatranka7 on November 22, 2013

Very wonderful and interesting shot...


Friendly greetings, Tatranka

Filippo Bilotti on February 13, 2015


Esta fotografia merece el LIKE, 129,Una imagen muy bonita,buena presentacion....

Saludos desde Caracas,Mi invitacion para que vean las imagenes de la...GIRA 2015

Mars283 on February 23, 2015

Splendid & charming composition!!! L&F Best reetings Bea

Mirza Cengic on March 26, 2015

Beautiful shot. Like! Greetings,Mirza.

Mone de Castro on March 29, 2015

Adorável captura.




Kamalakar Anthati on April 10

Beautiful View,Excellent Shot,
LIKE 132,
Greetings from India,Kamalakar.
Keep Panoramio ALIVE.

Joanna Onchimowicz on June 24

Bardzo malownicze. Ciekawa konstrukcja.
LIKE> Pozdrawiam, Joanna.

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  • Uploaded on December 28, 2012
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    by Filipunes
    • Taken on 2012/01/08 15:28:51