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Porto, Portugal. Part 2

November 24, 2017

Hi everyone, well well… so you have survived and made it to the final post about Porto in Portugal. Have you enjoyed the journey, do you feel like you’ve seen Porto in a new light or just simply discovered it’s charms for the first time… impressed ?

Considering I was only there for four days, it does feel like I’ve managed to pack a fair bit into the trip. All this time was helpful.

There was so much to see and around every second corner, a new discovery, another huge building to work out what it was for, a park, sculptures or some very weird trees ! (Perhaps they’re Portuguese Daleks lol)

I felt like the arts scene is really beginning to take a hold here, it wasn’t as developed as in Lisbon and my disappointment was not to discover many contemporary ceramic artists making something other than touristy items, fish, sardines or swallows. In a country famous for it’s pottery, I hope to see a development there in the next 5 years.

Also well known for it’s numerous (and very impressive) bridges crossing the busy river Douro.

You can even take a river cruise that explores six of the nearby bridges or head out further into the wine growing regions.

I discovered an italian festival on the far bank and a host of busy chefs trying to set a pizza record !

Boats, ships and cruisers everywhere.

Of course in the back streets you can pop into one of the distilleries and sample a glass or three of their beautiful Port… when in Rome etc. I was enjoying the port and the light whilst everyone else seemed to be playing with their mobile phones lol

But sadly, all too soon, all good things must come to an end.

Before heading to the stary sky and seeing Porto from above.

Via this futuristic airport, which looked like I’d just entered a sci fi movie set !

I hope you’ve enjoyed the journey with me, do tell me what were your highlights ?

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Harris permalink
    November 24, 2017 10:57 am

    Have enjoyed your pics from Portugal. Long time since I’ve been. Makes me want to go back! Thank you!

    • November 24, 2017 4:56 pm

      Great that you got that feeling from my posts, thank you for letting me know.

  2. Denise Wilks-Docteur permalink
    November 26, 2017 8:39 pm

    Liked them all thanks but especially the cat ! Would also like to see what’s happening with ceramics there.

  3. November 28, 2017 3:22 pm

    Highlights? Color, texture, shadows, sunlight and green growing things! Quite the feeling of freedom and zest for life in Porto. I think you should move there and give us weekly updates.

    • November 28, 2017 8:45 pm

      Fun as it was, I think I’ve ‘done’ Porto for a few years lol

  4. November 28, 2017 3:26 pm

    oh, and the sounds too. Your posts enabled me to imagine the sounds.

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