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"Boat in Red"

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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  • Uploaded on January 5, 2013
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    by Filipe Antunes
    • Taken on 2012/10/23 03:33:57