Thursday, 12 September 2013

Porto

Part two of the vacation was a train ride up the road to Porto. A really pretty city with UNESCO World Heritage listing, and very different from Lisbon. Much smaller and more condensed, though equally as hilly! The river Douro runs through Porto and aside from providing stunning scenery means that there are a series of beautiful bridges criss-crossing the river. I loved the typography and signage of Porto. Especially this building which made me think of my Hobart Cup fashion-on-the-Field winner, divine Davina.
This building is bazaar; it looks like just a facade with nothing behind it...?
The bridge. There are a lot of pics here, but there's a lot to get through. Porto's turned out to be a very interesting and photogenic place! We had some great dinners in Porto, my tips; Das Tripas Coracao, which is smack-bang in the middle of the old town and another fab place a bit more north or the city was Andor Violeta.
Lots of great mid-century buildings, plaques, artwork. Heaven, but I hate to think what beautiful old buildings were torn down to make room for them.
Back to the river for a sunset.
The most amazing bookstore ever. We walked right past it the first time, the second we went in and were just amazed. No photos allowed, so you'll just have to go see for yourself.

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