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Fortaleza, Peniche


Peniche’s imposing 16th-century fortress was used in the 20th century as one of dictator Salazar’s infamous jails for political prisoners.


Another SC mystery. This picture was up for 27th, then moved itself to 28th, now I am moving it back to 27th where it belongs. I am watching you - picture!



comments (14)

You did a great job on the treatment, Louis! It looks like a very old photo!
Louis: Thank you Elizabeth - reminiscent to steel plate type pictures.
Salazar does not sound like a popular character in Portugal, Louis. i like the high density of the wispy looking clouds.
Louis: Not popular at all, Ayush. He did managed to rule for just more than 50 years.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Nov 2017, 03:58
This is fabulous, Louis...even the clouds are working with you.
Louis: Thanks, Ray. The clouds motivated me to do the conversion.
It is strange how we all remember Franco in Spain but tend to have forgotten Salazar.

Nice treatment in this pic
Louis: Thank you Bill. Probably the only good thing he did, was to keep Portugal's nose out of the big conflicts, like WW2 and the Spanish thing.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 27 Nov 2017, 05:41
Looks as if you have photographed an old postcard, Louis
Louis: Thank you Lisl.
Exactly as Lisl has said....almost making it a place of grandeur instead of ignominy. (sigh)
Louis: Ii was a fort for very long and since Salazar went the way of all dictators, it was a museum. The good days are many more than the bad...
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Nov 2017, 06:36
Absolute fabulous and a likey to me!!! Love the treatment and the view.
Louis: I am flattered, thank you, Astrid.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 27 Nov 2017, 08:15
The heat and dryness seem to come across well here Louis.
Louis: In this conversion, it looks a bit like a Legion Fort on the sea. Or so I thought. Thank you gutteridge.
Fine looking fort and I do like the style of presentation.
Louis: Thank you Brian. I thought it would fit an old fort.
The treatment suits the subject, Louis. Very good.
Louis: Thank you Frank
Nice treatment, Louis - like from a 19th century travel book.
Louis: Thank you Tom
it's a great picture and your treatment makes it look as sinister as it was when it was built Louis... good treatment....petersmile
Louis: Thank you, peter. I thought the clouds would look good in b&w, so I started working on it.
So much to see here and so well done with treatment and crop.
Louis: Thank you Mary.
A fortress with a history...
Louis: So it is, Larry.

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