**....Cape St. Vicente'......at the edge of Europe....**

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

This point is the southwesternmost land in Portugal and is a landmark for shipping traveling to or from the Mediterranean. It forms the end of the E9 European Coastal Path, which runs for 5,000 km (3.100 Miles) to Narva-Jõesuu in Estonia. The cliffs reach 75 metres in height and is a site of exuberant and varied marine life. In ancient times before further exploration was made.....the cape really was considered by many.... to be the edge of the world.....Dj...

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Comments (14)

CarlStaffanHolmer on August 5, 2013


G Lokey on August 11, 2013

Dave, What is their logic in not selecting this for GE? Would have thought it a shoe-in! GL

CarlStaffanHolmer on August 11, 2013

Dave and Geoff,

It's a machine that approves the picture in the first place. If it doesn't approve, It's your obligation to push the button for a second review, so the rest of us can enjoy a good picture now and then!


david g Johnson on August 12, 2013

Gotcha'...Geoff and Carl...........!! A machine ???....
that's amazing..!...but understandable...bearing in mind the thousands of photo's to inspect......I'd like to learn the process of how it initially 'sees' and selects.....Cheers all from....Dave..

G Lokey on August 12, 2013

The machine has identified the people at the bottom of the picture as "posing" for a photo then!" GL

CarlStaffanHolmer on August 12, 2013

I think it identified the sun and thought the fan shaped rays was the face. But, eventually there was a human interface that made the correction.

I believe the Thames Valley Police are the leading experts on automatic face recognition. Don't do anything suspicious in London, you will get caught through the public cams automatically!

Dave, I have to make a minor correction, the European road numbers are not what they used to be. E9 is a road between France and Spain nowadays. But, a couple of the longest roads actually passes you, and me, and that's the E20 and E22, and the latter goes all the way to Jekaterinenburg beyond Ural, 5300 km. If you take the E20 with a ferry from Hull, you will end up at our house, even if the road itself goes on to Saint Petersburg. :-) When I was a kid the E4 now ending at the border, reached all the way to Lisabon. In those Days it was a relief for us, we could even if only in our minds have an open road away from the Cold and darkness...


G Lokey on August 13, 2013

Ha ha ha, Dave, the pressure has come up trumps!!! Now in GE!!! GL

David Brown Photogra… on September 10, 2013

Ah, the end of Europe eh?

We all saw it coming but David J you did well to catch in on film.

Nice sunset too..........


Best wishes in exile - David B

david g Johnson on September 11, 2013

Howdy...Db......''The end''...yes I see your point...and I thought the same too....
I'll amend it to 'edge'....it's more appropriate.
Thanks...nice to hear from you....and keep good from...Dj.
...in exile - from the 16th..Sept.

David Brown Photogra… on September 11, 2013

Oh..... I just liked the expression DJ - I didn't mean you to change it!

Where you off to? Not leaving the blessed land (Yorkshire) are you?

If so, I hope your not going to those strangly popular British holiday spots - Egypt/Turkey/Syria etc.

Regardless stay safe - David

david g Johnson on September 12, 2013

Thanks....David... We are heading the other way.....'south west'....to the 'floating garden'....of Madeira...hoping for blue sky and some currant bun....back 30th....Cheers from...Dj...UK.

G Lokey on September 15, 2013

Dave, Have a good 'un. Just back from the annual Brittany jaunt and pics to come on here!!! Cheers GL

Gori Bau on February 9, 2014

a very beautiful moment => LIKE => best regards from Italy, Fabrizio.

david g Johnson on February 10, 2014

Thanks for taking a look here...'Fabrizio'....this point is truly the 'last' piece of coastline of Europe.....from here on....is only sea.
Cheers from....Dj..UK.

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  • Uploaded on August 3, 2013
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    by david g Johnson
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ30
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