Monday, January 19, 2009

Houses by the sea level

Paraty... I love this charming colonial town and its cobblestone streets constructed by the Portuguese settlers over 300 years ago. That is where we spent our honeymoon almost 15 years ago.

The full moon floods happen when the seawater invades the streets. It was pure luck that we were able to be there on vacation last week during full moon and high tides! I can't take any credit for that.

Where did you go on your honeymoon?

6 comments:

Dreamer Jean said...

Oh wow. what a romantic place. I am worried about the flood though!

We honeymooned in Lake Tahoe...

So you're turning 40 soon. How's your year been ? LOL. I am hoping to survive the MLC.

Pearl said...

Dear Cris,
Looks like such a lovely place. How nice that you were able to visit once again.

Hope you are doing well. Sending you hugs.

shnaggy said...

wow cris, your country is so interesting. i really love how you take your photos. it tells a story. i would have loved to have been there on my honeymoon.

and yeah, weeks ago, remember the yahoo headline about the biggest, brightest moon ever? well day after that, it rained hard in my hometown in cagayan de oro and the flood was just the biggest ever, too...

Paula said...

It looks like such a charming little town. I'd love to visit there someday!

Kerri said...

How lucky for you to revisit this charming town where you honeymooned. It's delightful! I love the style of the houses, and the lovely colors.
I hope the flooding doesn't get too bad.

Moi said...

that's sweet that you guys visited the place again after 15 years....:) and love, love , love the town and so well kept...hope the flooding did not create and damage .....it reminds me of parts of India that were under Portuguese' rule centuries back.....

we were in Netherlands for our honeymoon.......would love to go back there some day