Praia da Malha da Costa, Portugal, 1988 (II)

1988 – View towards north, from Praia da Malha da Costa near Setubal, Portugal. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

The end of our awesome six-week trip to Portugal was coming closer, inevitably. By now we had spent three-and-a-half weeks at the Algarve region were slowly returning to Germany. But we had some exciting stops planned – one in Lisbon. So we drove along the west coast of Portugal which is like one never-ending beautiful beach. But, truth to be told, we had seen the most beautiful beaches of Portugal in the Algarve region, and we were a little tired of the ‘beautiful beaches’ theme. Now and then we admired a promising beach, like Praia da Malha da Costa on the peninsula opposite of Setubal above.

Looking at recent images, the area has not changed a lot. Sure, there is some infrastructure now (boardwalks, restaurants, showers) where there was very little 34 years ago, but all in all, it seems still an awesome place to be – unless you’ve seen the Algarve beaches for six weeks in a row. 😉

But seriously, I’d love to be there. Right now.

The high resolution image

Capture DateSummer 1988
LocationNear Setubal, 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 Dimensions6625 x 4392 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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