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Landscape and architecture photographer who's love of the sea is a huge influence on his work. A committed sunset chaser I can be found most days combining my love of the sea with some outstanding sunsets from the UK and Europe.


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Faro City The Ria Formosa lagoon attracted human occupants from the Palaeolithic age until the end of pre-history. During that time a settlement grew up Ossonoba which was an important town during the period of Roman occupation and, according to historians, the forerunner of present-day Faro. From the 3rd century onwards and during the Visigothic period it was the site of an Episcopal see. With the advent of Moorish rule in the 8th century Ossonoba retained its status as the most important town in the southwest corner of the Iberian Peninsula. In the 9th century it became the capital of a short-lived princedom and was fortified with a ring of defensive walls. At this time the name Santa Maria began to be used instead of Ossonoba. Later on the town was known as Harun (from a local Muslim chieftain), hence its current name, Faro. During the 500 years of Moorish rule there were some Jewish inhabitants in Faro who wrote copies of the Old Testament. The Moors were defeated by the forces of the Portuguese King Afonso III in 1249.[5] With the decline of the importance of the city of Silves, Faro took over the role of administration of the Algarve area. The Earl of Essex sacked the town in 1596 and seized the library of the Bishop of Faro. These books appeared later in the University of Oxford as part of the Bodleian Library. One of the books sacked was the first ever printed book in Portugal - a Torah in local Hebrew / Judeo Espanol - printed by Samuel Gacon at his workshop in Faro. Lagos had become the capital of the historical province of Algarve in 1577 and remained so until 1756, the year following the destruction of much of the town by the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. The earthquake damaged several areas in the Algarve, where a tsunami dismantled some coastal fortresses and, in the lower levels, razed houses. Almost all the coastal towns and villages of the Algarve were heavily damaged, except Faro, which was protected by the sandy banks of Ria Formosa lagoon. Since then Faro has been the administrative seat of the region. Faro, Algarve, Portugal

English Landscapes - Faro Marina at Night Panorama
 

Faro Marina at Night Panorama by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Faro Marina at Night
 

Faro Marina at Night by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Faro Panorama Planet
 

Faro Panorama Planet by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Faro 360 Panorama
 

Faro 360 Panorama by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - City Of Faro
 

City Of Faro by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Poles Apart
 

Poles Apart by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - The Jetty
 

The Jetty by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - The Street Light
 

The Street Light by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Forgotten Facade
 

Forgotten Facade by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Convent View
 

Convent View by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - A Faro House
 

A Faro House by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Streets Of Faro
 

Streets Of Faro by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Bank Of Portugal Faro
 

Bank Of Portugal Faro by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Rainbow Lake
 

Rainbow Lake by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Cathedral Cafe
 

Cathedral Cafe by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Gargoyles At The Monastery
 

Gargoyles At The Monastery by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Monastery of Nossa Senhora da Assuncao
 

Monastery of Nossa Senhora da Assuncao by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - SE Cathedral Faro
 

SE Cathedral Faro by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Faro City Walls
 

Faro City Walls by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - The Tree Amigos
 

The Tree Amigos by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Dawn Over The Docks
 

Dawn Over The Docks by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Faro Cathedral At Night
 

Faro Cathedral At Night by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - November In Faro
 

November In Faro by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Faro At Night
 

Faro At Night by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Dock Of The Bay
 

Dock Of The Bay by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Nighttime At Faro City Hall
 

Nighttime At Faro City Hall by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Christmas Shopping
 

Christmas Shopping by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - A Reflection Of City Life
 

A Reflection Of City Life by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - The Salmon Pink Sunset
 

The Salmon Pink Sunset by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - The Chimney Pots Of Faro
 

The Chimney Pots Of Faro by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - No Comment in Faro
 

No Comment in Faro by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Sunny Side Of The Street
 

Sunny Side Of The Street by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Arco da Vila Faro
 

Arco da Vila Faro by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Faro At Dawn
 

Faro At Dawn by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - The Storm
 

The Storm by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - City Hall
 

City Hall by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - The Old Man On The Corner
 

The Old Man On The Corner by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Largo do Carmo
 

Largo do Carmo by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - The Golden Egg
 

The Golden Egg by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - The Seagrass
 

The Seagrass by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Capsized
 

Capsized by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Sea Of Green
 

Sea Of Green by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Cafe
 

Cafe' Con Leche by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - The SE Cathedral Faro Portugal
 

The SE Cathedral Faro Portugal by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Faro City
 

Faro City by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - The Rio Formosa
 

The Rio Formosa by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - The Cloisters
 

The Cloisters by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - Across The Rooftops
 

Across The Rooftops by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - The Cathedral
 

The Cathedral by English Landscapes

English Landscapes - The Farmhouse
 

The Farmhouse by English Landscapes

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