Sunday, December 27, 2015

Portugal Trip: The City of Porto

Here are a few photos from walking around the city of Porto.

iconic Porto bridge, designed by Gustave Eiffel of Eiffel tower fame.
near top of bridge
close-up looking across the river at Porto
from Porto looking back toward Vila Nova de Gaia
Shops sell Porto's signature tiles, as well all manner of items made from cork used for Port wine bottles.

cork bags are popular, although I don't think we saw anyone actually carrying one
We also spent a few hours in one of the more famous bookstores in the world, Livraria Lello & Irmão

JK Rowling spent time in this bookstore when she lived in Porto, and you can definitely sense the a Harry Potter vibe inside.

Still more Porto to come.  I think food is up next!

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