Photographer's Note

when i went for a morning walk that day, i didn't know what would be expecting me.

Foz Côa is a inner town in the North of portugal, where the progressive 80/90's have passed adding some more modernity, althought i think a very old way of living has been forever lost, since the new generation has no reason at all to keep interested in agriculture, etc - at least, the way the elders did. So, i wasn't expecting to find anything really old - at least, alive! But i was sure some echo of this ancient portuguese soul would appear in front of me in its own odd way!

Being a very beautiful place for its elegant deep mounts that the Sun does not spare to its full blow in the hot days of summer, here you can get that feeling of being on the top of the world. We even doubt that anything else might exist...

But about Foz Côa i'll talk in other photos.

in this one, we can see a typical expression of the human spirit - imagination in practice. This is a strong trace of the portuguese spirit itself - 'a necessidade aguça o engenho' - maybe not just the need, but also the spirit finds in these small things a way to its fullfilment - very much as God has made all the mounts, beautifull but in some way useles, man has made something useful forgetting about beauty ... who cares? the cenario takes care of that!

As a final thought, we can say that this part of an old car that by now would be just a piece of metal (who knows what may have happened to the other part?), has gained at the hand of an intelligent craftsman (maybe his owner, maybe someone else) a new life, and, no matter how long this improvised tow will be on duty, this sweet moment among the imortal mounts in a truly pure life have confered on the tow an equaly noble state of peace.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Rui Aguiar (rafa) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 12] (51)
  • Genre: Pessoas
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2006-08-19
  • Categories: Vida Diária
  • Exposição: f/8, 1/320 segundos
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  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2006-08-26 17:01
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