Tuesday, June 6, 2017

On The Douro Again

Our last walk in Porto, Saturday afternoon, was along the riverfront of Ribeira, enjoying the views of the city above and of the other city across the river, Vila Nova de Gaia. And, of course, the river itself.
Looking across the Douro to Gaia

Tour boats
Ribeira and quay

The Dom Luis I bridge; designed by one of Eiffel's associates
(he did the RR bridge upstream), it was, in 1885, the longest
iron span to date, 385m; the Metro rides on top; cars, trucks,
and buses on the bottom; pedestrians on both

Us, there

More Ribeira

Music and dancing on the quay

Replica Douro river boats...from the vineyards upstream to the
warehouses in Gaia, where the wines are blended and aged

Welcome to Porto

V. N. de Gaia, that way

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