|July 6th, 2012
|The Rio Bensafrim. On the right
bank is the promenade and on
the left is the marina.
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|Boat trip and Dolphin Safari touts
located along the promenade.
|A replica of the 15th Century
Caravel Boa Esperanca. An
example of the type of ship the
Portuguese used to sail to India.
|16th Century walls surround the
town of Lagos and they are intact
over a good stretch.
|Ponta da Bandeira Fort built in
1680. Built is the era of artillery it
has low, thick, angled walls. The
corner guard posts are later,
|The tourist day boat Bom Dia.
Likely bringing tourists back from
a 2 hour tour of the cliffs.
|The beach right at the base of
the breakwater to the Rio
|The sandstone cliffs at Lagos are
cut with lots of small beaches
between the headlands.
|Passage cut through between
|I could not walk out on this bridge
to an outcrop. It appeared to be
part of a private building.
|People paddling out to see the
caves along the coast.
|The alternating sandstone rock
formations make them very likely
to collapse and creates some
interesting features like these
|To the south of Lagos the
sandstone cliffs are eroded to
create a number of caves and
|Looking southwest to the
|A big, fairly quite beach at the
base of the cliffs. Narrow steps
lead down to the beaches.
|The concrete steps leading down
to a small cut in the cliffs
creating a small beach.
|People swimming in a little rocky
|The view from a square at the
southwest edge of the town.
|The clear layers of sediment can
be seen in the cliffs.
|Dona Ana Beach.
|Near the historic heart of the town
|One of the tourist features noted
in guidebooks are the mosaic
tiles in the streets of fish. I was
|Igreja de Santo Maria, built in
the 16th century and still
retaining its Renaissance
|Igreja de Santo Antonio (or
Church of St. Anthony). Build in
the late 18th century.
|Touristy streets of Lagos, bars,
restaurants and clothing stores.
|A small square surrounded by
restaurants. The streets of much
of the historic part of town are
pedestrian only tiled streets.
|That is an ugly colour of green
azulejos on the building.
|Reis Restaurante where I had
lunch. It took my some time to
find a place to eat.
|The cross in this square is marked
1914-1918. I assume a WWI
memorial to soldiers in Angola.
|A big, old colonial looking
building on the main square.