Ruins of abandoned crab and lobster tanks can be found in several places along the coast of Portugal. Most of these structures were built in the beginning of the 20th century but are today gradually falling apart and at risk of disappearing forever. Ruins are a reminder that nothing lasts eternally and the connection between these remains and the sea is suggestive of Portugal's imperial past; its grand possessions during the 16th century discoveries era. The ruins hold testimony to the power Portugal once held. Just like the Portuguese empire the crab and lobster tanks have crumbled and now their vestiges stand for something that is integral to the history of Portugal.
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