Sagres Fortress in Black and White

Sagres Fortress

Sagres Fortress

March 1st, 2021

As promised yesterday, today we’re in the Algarve on the southern coast of Portugal. More specifically, we’re at Sagres — the southwestern promontory of the whole of Europe, with the Atlantic Ocean lapping at its cliffs.

Rather than just repost my original story, today I’m sharing photos of Sagres Fortress in black and white. It’s a two-for-one! Visit this page to read my original post and see Sagres Fortress in full, beautiful color. Scroll down to see some of the same landscapes (and a few new photos) in black and white.

Which do you prefer, color or black and white? Let me know in the comments. Tomorrow we’ll return to full color with a spectacular sunset view from a charming little coastal town.

Hope to see you then!
Kelly

P.S. If you’d like to explore more of the Algarve, be sure to check out the blog of Restless Jo. Her Monday Walks in the Algarve are a great way to start the week!

Post of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you while staying close to home.

The coast of Sagres

The coast of Sagres

Sagres Fortress

Sagres Fortress

A padrão or replica marker for a newly discovered land

A padrão or replica marker for a newly discovered land

Nossa Senhora de Graça ~ The Chapel

Nossa Senhora de Graça ~ The Chapel

Nossa Senhora de Graça ~ The Chapel

Nossa Senhora de Graça ~ The Chapel

Sagres Fortress

Sagres Fortress

Leaning in

Leaning in

The Atlantic

The Atlantic

A Voz Do Mar ~ The Voice of the Sea

A Voz Do Mar ~ The Voice of the Sea

A Voz Do Mar ~ The Voice of the Sea

A Voz Do Mar ~ The Voice of the Sea

Return from the end of the earth

Return from the end of the earth

Sagres Fortress

Sagres Fortress

The mysterious Rose Compass

The mysterious Rose Compass

15 comments

  • It looks strangely otherworldly in black and white, don’t you think? I haven’t hopped over to the colour version yet but I have vivid memories of how that looks from my visit last summer. So very long ago! 🙂 🙂 Thanks so much for the link. That’s very kind of you. A lovely surprise!

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    • You’re welcome, Jo! Happy to share your blog! And I agree — Sagres does have a unique look in black and white. It was fun to convert the photos and see the results. Some didn’t work at all (the pastel palette went too gray, not enough contrast) but others look pretty cool. 🙂

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    • By the way, I should also thank YOU for sharing my blogs on Twitter! So kind of you!! I really need to get better at connecting my social media. Thank you for being better at that than I am, LOL! I tend to only read Twitter and rarely post.

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      • I’m the other way round, Kelly. If I like something or connect with it I’m very happy to share on Twitter but I seldom stop to read. You could lose a life that way! 🙂 🙂 But sharing only takes seconds.

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  • This is so sunny and beautiful. I like the blank and white look, looks so different. Between the two, I still like the coloured pictures better, as I love that turquoise color of the Atlantic.

    The voice of the sea is very interesting – did someone build this only to hear sound of the sea or it had some other purpose too, do you know Kelly?

    Also reminds me of a trick we had as children, we used to hold up the opening of large conch shells against our ears, and the sound of air moving though the spirals inside the conch shell sounded exactly like the faraway sound of the sea 🙂 seeing the path here spiral up I wonder if there was a reason for the design…

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    • Good question! And such a great observation that maybe the circular form was inspired by a conch shell. Totally makes sense! I don’t know if it had another purpose, but I can’t imagine it was built for any reason other than wanting to capture the sound from the hole in the ground. And yes, isn’t the color of the Atlantic so pretty? Such a distinct shade of blue-green. Thanks Deb! Always love your deep thinking. 🙂

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  • Good morning Kelly 🙂 Sagres is extremely windy, right? I’ve been there and almost flew away lol but it’s a pretty place and a surfer’s paradise 🙂 have a great week, PedroL

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  • Looks like a striking place. In this case, I seem to prefer more the color version.

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  • Although I prefer color, this is a great change of pace and an interesting way to look more closely at the architectural lines rather than the whole building.

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  • I like the unusual shapes of the chapel and the roundness of the labyrinth. After a leap through colour, then back to black and white, I find the latter clearer, as the overcast sky stifled the colour nuances that day. Thanks for sharing and trying.

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