Impressions of Porto

Some video shots of Porto

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First impression and first stop at a cafe in Afurada/Gaia/Porto
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our way to reach the bridge to cross, which you still can’t see
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typical tiled houses
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some Rabelos
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well, no explanation needed
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I just like’m now🤷‍♀️
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In Portugal they seem to have washhouses which are still used!
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a typical street front
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The town hall at
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Avenida dos Aliados
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where
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the parades
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and
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wagons
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performed
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Can’t remeber the name
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of that place
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at the Porto bank
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facades
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our bridge walk
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the party in Afurada
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also with parades and costumes

São João

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First stop to have a Super Bock
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still being
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at the Gaia side
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of the River
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party started already
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a view of Porto from elevated Gaia
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a huge bbq something or is it wood?
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now at Porto
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with Jörg and Steffi
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strawling
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through crowd
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Norbert found a little “empty” spot to breath for a second and watch us pounding 🔨
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Somewhere in the alleys
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Steffi taking pics
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a grandma enjoying the festival
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already quite high, still sober 😉
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bbq everywhere
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and
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the ballons
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the Douro river
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in the background the cathedral
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view of Gaia
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and a church on our way to find a viewing spot
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a pic from the bridge of porto’s promenade
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A medley
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of
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pics
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of
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Porto, very typical as well, lots of  building cranes
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that was taken from the upper level of the D. Luis bridge
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the Douro by night
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somewhere in Porto
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me walking very dynamically
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again a church 😉
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a cellar at the churchill port wine tasting
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that is an ancient fire alarm sirene, every district has a number of sounds. E.G the district Bomfim had three sounds, so the peolpe new where to help, quite genius
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every town has it’s own 😉
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…tiles…
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the “Lions place”
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the street when it’s not party time
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not my favorite stairs to use
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guess what …
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El Capitano by night or rather sunset
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the sometimes morbidly looking facades
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King, Sir ?
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his time a view up the river
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just nice 🙂
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some pics
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from
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the upper level
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of the bridge
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creative facade
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and tile
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scooter knots art
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on the way back you can see another bridge ” Pont d’Arrábida”, not a pedestrian one
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to the marina,
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under the just mentioned bridge, the view of the estuary
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a festival
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mercado
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with impressive musicians
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having a rest and enjoying really good coffee, still need to improve my selfie skills…
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El Capitano with his little broom in Harry Potter town
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Iglesia…
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Two churches built next to each other, the left one was finished 1628 with a very simple facade, the right one was created 140 years later with a totally playful late Baroque facade. I don’t quite recall the whole story, but as it was at those ancient times not allowed to have two churches directly next to each other. The law said if there are houses or at least one house in between it was ok, so the officiating priest squeezed a house between the churches and to proof that it is a house he even lived there for 20 years!
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and in between that narrow house! That is all maybe 2 meters width- unbelievable
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the newer church side with tile art
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and a closer look
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street decoration
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in very different ways
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the famous tram número um
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up the stairs
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to visit
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the parc
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at
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Palácio de Cristal
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accommodating peafdowls
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street art
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wall eyes
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the typical roof top view
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a fairly new public laundry house
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which is used a lot by local women
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I never would have thought those laundry houses would still exist in western europe and definitively not in use
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a beautiful shop
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next to the famous ” Harry Potter” bookstore
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a yammi flower icecream

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