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Cacilhas – Old Crane & Warehouses

This pic was captured also in Cacilhas, a few hundred meters from the place where I captured O Seixalense. Displayed is a row of decrepid and largely deserted industrial buildings and a very rusty man powered crane between the ferry terminal and the 25 April bridge.

The oldest buildings are from the end of the 17th century. Wines, vinegars and olive oil were stored there before it was shipped to Lisboa by boat. Later on industrial activities like fish canning were introduced.
Due to the building of the bridge most activities ended since it was easier to take the goods by truck to Lisboa then by ship. Recently a warehouse was put to use again for a small experimental theater company, but this was only for a short while.

It was fascinating to walk along the old and deserted quay and examine all the old industrial artefacts and imagine the hustle and bustle that must have been there before the Tejo was spanned by the bridge.

In the background is of course Lisbon with the hill of the St. George Castle as most dominant feature.

The usual PCS2 tech: removed the slight tilt and cropped; contrast, levels, curves & saturation (differentially) adjusted; altered the exposure of assorted elements; applied the burn tool to some elements; USM-ed; added a frame and saved for the web.


exif data

Camera Manufacturer : OLYMPUS CORPORATION
Camera Model : C8080WZ
Exposure time [s] : 10/2000
F-Number : F7.1
Exposure program : Aperture priority (3)
ISO speed ratings : 50
EXIF version : 02.20
Date taken : 2005:06:10 18:02:26
Exposure bias value : -3/10
Focal length : 28 mm
Colour space : sRGB
Image width : 3264
Image length : 2448
Exposure mode : Manual (1)
White balance : Auto (0)
Contrast : Normal (0)
Saturation : High (2)

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