Monday, August 27, 2012

Old Stone Cross


I never knew the story behind this cross at Parede but one thing is for sure, someone died on these cliffs long ago.
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37 comments:

Mo said...

Stunning light and textures

Olivier said...

belle composition et surtout une belle lumiere qui tombe sur ce paysage

Kate said...

This is a stark but lovely symbol, reminding us of our own mortality.

th said...

Talvez algum barco aqui encalhou!

orvokki said...

.. and someone has put up a cross.

A truly impressive image.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Someone very significant I think JM, what a wonderful spot looking out to sea. The cross is bearing up well considering it must take the full force of the sea winds.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

We have many stone crosses like this around France, but I am led to believe that many of them are were built so that there was somewhere for pilgrims to stop and pray. Diane

Cezar and Léia said...

wow belissima composição!
Léia

Sylvia K said...

Stark, but beautiful and very moving. It would be interesting to know the story behind it. Wonderful capture for the day as always, JM!

Margaret said...

It is refreshing to see a dignified memorial carved in stone. So many times, one only sees a hastily built temporary memorial.
Margaret

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The lighting is really excellent!

joo said...

I love the light in this photo!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful!

RedPat said...

I love it and your shot!

Andrew said...

It's a beautiful landscape..

Mama Zen said...

Just breathtaking!

cieldequimper said...

Or is it a calvary?

Kay said...

Beautiful shot - such nice light.

jennyfreckles said...

A beautiful place to stop and reflect, I should think. I love the way the golden light on the cross is magnified by the warm light on the horizon.

Sharon said...

I just returned to the apartment after a long walk on the beach here in California. I just was thinking about how treacherous those rocks along the oceans edge must have been for ships 100 years ago or more.

Julie said...

Yes, this reminds me of the bunches of flowers that mourners leave beside the site of a car accident nowadays. I do like the light you have captured with this one, Jose.

Lowell said...

Fascinating visual representation of tragedy! 'Tis a mystery, too. One could write a short story using this as a central theme.

marbletowns said...

I like how your photo shows off the rugged beauty of the cross -- very nice!

Randy said...

I agree with Kate on this one.

Bob Crowe said...

Beautiful golden hour color. The image has a lonely, even forsaken feeling.

Ann said...

That's a beautiful memorial.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a solid memorial. Going by the size of this, I wonder if it may be even a memorial to the tragic loss of more than one life! Could it mark a shipwreck?

Nicola Carpenter said...

Interesting. Gorgeous picture. Is there anyway to find out the reason behind the cross.

Beneath Thy Feet

Kathy said...

This would be a most beautiful final resting place.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a lovely composition it has made, shame you do not know the history.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

What a stunning image! Taken at perhaps the perfect time of day with all the elements - light, water, rough rocks and a mysterious cross - coming together to make a truly memorable shot. Wow!

Karl Demetz said...

Wow, Great panorama shot!

Tim said...

did a piece on the top break off?

Ann said...

we have a stainless steel cross on top of our volcazno. This is an area of Bible strip.

Cobalt Violet said...

This a spectacular shot!!! I love love love it!!!!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Beautiful in its worn simplicity.

Gina Duarte said...

I hadn't heard of the meme Taphophile Tragics meme. Though I've largely given up the photo memes, this one may be right up my alley. ;-)

Great shot, by the way. Perfect for the theme...the Portuguese are very dramatic about death and dying.