Friday, January 27, 2012

Up North (2 of 2): Porto



Typical boats used to carry Port Wine barrels down the Douro River
Porto, Portugal's second largest city (272 kms from Lisbon)
The downtown is a UNESCO World Heritage site

29 comments:

brattcat said...

these are wonderful images, jm! thank you.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

So much to see in this one place !

Karl said...

Lovely photos of this beautiful place! It looks fine (and warm).

Crazy Tourists said...

Looks like a really lovely place!!

Lúcia said...

Porto is one of the most charming places I've vere visited! :)

LadyFi said...

Up north looks very sunny and utterly beautiful!

Kate said...

Your country is full of charming, beautiful images. I always enjoy what you show us!!

Cathy Hudspeth said...

These images are amazing - they make me want to hope a plane and come there, right now!

Lowell said...

Magnificent photographs with great color and so much of interest! What a beautiful city! One could live in just about any of those buildings and have a superb view.

I love port wine from Portugal...but it is expensive here (well, expensive to me!)...nevertheless, I buy it once in awhile! :-)

Sharon said...

I agree with Cathy. What a wonderful place to visit (and take photos).

Jarart said...

This place looks as if it were made to be painted! (or photographed)

Now I am curious to see the house that you spoke of in your comment on Sharon's site today!

Art said...

Absolutely fascinating pictures!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Wow, great colors! I think it's fascinating that they still transport wine this way!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful series of images from this and last post JM, a very beautiful old city.

Rob Siemann said...

Oh yes, the Ribeira, one of my favorite places in one of my top 5 favorite places on earth. I love Porto!

Andrew said...

It looks like a wonderful place to visit.. your images are fantastic.

VP said...

Great images of a beautiful city, I obviously love the wine!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, it is a beautiful series indeed, JM! And such a beautiful and historical old city! Love the water and the boats! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

cieldequimper said...

I was wondering if we'd have number 2 at lunchtime when I drank a tiny glass of Portuguese red wine and there you go... Gorgeous!

(No, I don't drink at lunchtime. It was our annual office lunch at the restaurant, so... :-))

Joan Elizabeth said...

I really am fascinated by how different the colouring of this town is.

Sérgio Pontes said...

Adoro o Porto, já tenho saudades de lá ir

joo said...

What a beautiful place!

Virginia said...

This trio knocked my socks off JM! BTW, I have the ball rolling here about the project!!!
V

Jack said...

Wonderful, JM. The first photo reminds me of several Italian port cities.

Randy said...

What a beautiful city. Lucky you.

Cezar and Léia said...

Esses barcos com as barricas de Porto tem um charme todo especial!
God bless you!
Cezar

Halcyon said...

What beautiful views.

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Hi JM, beautiful place. And your photos are excellent. Have a nice day.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Wow. The first photo looks like an antique etching come to life.