I’ve written about Porto before, but it’s truly an amazing place. It dates back to 300BCE having been settled by Proto-Celtic peoples. It became an important trading hub on the Iberian Peninsula being on the Douro River. This allowed trade both up and down the river but also out to sea.
Nowadays, it’s showing signs of the global economic crisis and many stores and buildings are closed and boarded up. This hasn’t stopped a growing number of gentrification projects, and these appear to be thriving, and it’s great to see.
The riverside (shown above) remains a thoroughly enjoyable place, whether is to see, be seen or to eat and drink.
- Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Focal length: 39mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/125s