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June 4, 2018

Palafitic pier of Carrasqueira - Portugal

Next to the small fishing village of Carrasqueira, the popular ingenuity takes shape and with some creativity unveils a curious solution to solve the problem of access to boats during the low tide - the palafitic pier.

The low and muddy banks of the Sado make it impossible to access the boats whenever the water is not enough to reach the shore. As a response, the community in need, built a wooden pier, whose multiple arms penetrate like a network through the marsh, forming on one side a large mooring area for boats and on the other, a walkway through which can easily circulate nets, equipment and fish.

For more than two centuries this traditional pier has served as an anchorage for local boats.

And at sunset, when the water turns into a mirror and silence descends on the river, walking through this place, unique in Europe, can become an unforgettable experience.

Nikon D810 + Nikkor AF-S 14-24 f/2.8 G ED @ 14 mm
ISO 200 - f/6.3 - 85s
Filter Used:
Progrey USA 150mm Filter Holder + Progrey USA GND 0.6 HE

14mm · f/6.3 · 85s · ISO 200
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