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Oporto

 

City of red tiled roofs
City of red tiled roofs

We have been here in Porto, Portugal for three days now and have traveled up and down steep hills and toured the Douro river into the Douro wine region. Beautiful country with centuries of history behind it.
It would be impossible for me to encapsulate the charm of Porto into a couple of blog posts. Yet I believe pictures can speak volumes of words far better than I.

Porto is a city of hills, monuments, cathedrals and beautiful pictures captured through their magnificent tile work in buildings throughout the city.

A UNESCO world heritage site, the city of Oporto, built along the hillsides overlooking the mouth of the Douro river, is an outstanding urban landscape with a 2,000-year history. It is currently undergoing lots of refurbishing of it’s ancient buildings within the historical section of the city.

As amazing as any city is with the monuments and such, it would be nothing without the people and the life they create here…including the tourists.

Every morning we wake, open the curtains and take in the view across the street. it’s quite priceless as there are a number of little old ladies who hang out their windows to watch life come awake below.

And what would a post be without finishing off with my favorite things…shoes, of course! Whether they be in a window or attached to others feet.

About the author Along the Way: life begins at home yet our door is forever open to adventure, new places and new people. Welcome to our travels around the world.

This blog is really about us, my husband Rick and I and our travels. We are retired with grown children and two granddaughters. We travel...exhilarating in new experiences and places and all that each day holds. We believe that life begins to fade once we fail to live into it anymore. So come along the way with us and enjoy the journey too!

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5 Comments

  1. My heart just pounds when I look at the beauty of the ancient buildings, intricately carved stonework, red tile roofs – and that incredible tile work! What will we do when all the old ladies are gone and no one hangs out the windows anymore and the old men no longer sit around to chat and smoke?

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  2. Phyllis Bayly June 3, 2016 at 2:19 am

    Sooo enjoying your posts and pictures! My feet are getting itchy to travel again!

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  3. Ah …the city that invented Port…..I’m envious. Great photos.

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  4. Love watching your travels and beautiful pictures – Jean

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