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author Brites dos Santos (Artur JBS)
   
subjectLandscape
title Cucos SPA
date5/7/2013 9:51:23 AM
detailsThe Termas dos Cucos are located on the outskirts of Torres Vedras, 2 Kms from the city.

The use of water and muds of Cucos began in 1746, however, only in 1866 was appointed a Commission to carry out preliminary studies on the Kingdom's Mineral Waters and where were the sources of the Cuco.

Two decades later the first train line in the West comes to Torres Vedras and the spa complex starts to be built.

It stands as a memory of a time when Hydrotherapy was big a bit all over Europe.

Although currently closed, to visit them is to travel in time back to 1893, the opening year of the architectural ensemble consisting of the Spa, "Buvette" Hotel, "Challets" and Casino.

The environment is dominated by the play of light that creeps between columns, balconies and is reflected in the lake in the garden, among palm trees and the surroundig woods.
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1 B2O   (5/7/2013 10:00:51 AM)
Nice reflections. MAybe a bit over saturated and a pitty that there stood no short trees. Nice reflections or is it a filter?
Gr. Bas
2 Brites dos Santos (Artur JBS)   (5/7/2013 10:26:18 AM)
the reflections are real
3 Reidar   (5/7/2013 11:04:00 AM)
Hi Artur, long time no see!!! Good to see you back again!!
Great picture, and great story.
Always learn something from your work.
4 Brites dos Santos (Artur JBS)   (5/7/2013 11:15:10 AM)
Hi my good friend Reidar.
Cheers from Portugal!
Good to see you!
5 Hania (Anna Franek)   (5/7/2013 11:36:37 AM)
A great story with a great illustration.
6 Hania (Anna Franek)   (5/7/2013 11:37:49 AM)
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7 Wessel-130766   (5/7/2013 2:50:38 PM)
You could have stepped back a few passes to get more symmetry with the reflections. It's a nice scenery
8 joe bellantoni   (5/7/2013 5:14:07 PM)
Hi Art...lovely comp and reflection...thanks for the history as usual
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