Alvor, Portugal, 1988 (II)

1988 – Small fishing boats rest at near Alvor, Portugal, in the late afternoon of a sunny summer day. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

In a previous post I’ve shared a photo of the lagoon near Alvor in Portugal. That post already shows how Alvor has changed over the decades. Here’s another proof.

A shot from the dunes across the lagoon towards north-east, with the tiny harbour of Alvor and a few boats. A lovely scenery, especially considering the late afternoon sun.

Today, there’s a large marina like so many others, and the charm captured in this photo is gone.

As I’ve written before, I can understand the need and desire to further develop a village and create job opportunities and income for the community members. But I have to say that I liked the place much more in the past.

The high resolution image

Capture DateSummer 1988
LocationAlvor, Portugal
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceNegative Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6636 x 4305 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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