Porto- charming city split by the Douro River.
The Portuguese city of Porto is best known for two things: its river, the Douro, an evermore popular choice for river cruises, and its port. But the historic hillside city itself should not be overlooked. One of the oldest cities in Europe, its maze of steep and narrow cobbled streets is home to beautiful plazas, churches and houses with colourfully tiled façades. Outside the historic heart, the city has witnessed a renaissance, its seaside suburbs increasingly home to world-class contemporary architecture and cuisine. Despite its World Heritage status, the old town, Ribeira, feels strangely abandoned. As Porto’s youth migrate to the more cosmopolitan suburbs, Ribeira has been left to its own devices. Yet I found much of its charm lies in its dilapidation. It feels unchanged and – best of all – undiscovered. As I passed residents gossiping in front of antiquated little shops selling sewing machines and nighties, I felt I’d stepped back in time.
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photoray (6700) 2013-10-07 8:53
Fine bird's-eye view of Porto, for the anchored classical fishing boats paralleling the waterfront, and all in warm golden tones.
blueaquan (123) 2013-10-07 9:56
WOW! Was the first thought, it is so pleasing to see images taken during the golden hour. If it additionally happens to be a photographically important place, then its simply Wow!
I find the top and top end corners a little soft in comparison to the bottom part, I think the focus was there and you recomposed it. It would have enhanced the image manifold if it had everything in focus.
Oceania (3245) 2013-10-07 11:07
Glad see you post photo from your recent trip. Your signature style: not bright in color. I like the angle you took this picture.
goodwill (4879) 2013-10-07 12:08
Ha ha ha..........Microsoft age of empires.
Did you play the game?
This shot just reminds of the great war game by Microsoft.
Moving towards light...........
Noel_Byrne (13436) 2013-10-08 7:49
A dizzying high view, and a perfect spot in which to take in so much detail of this very pleasing scene. The light is beautiful too.
All the best
dkmurphys (42597) 2013-10-08 10:16
Spectacular panorama of the river. I like the line of the boats and the shiny moment of the day. Good catch.
adidas5nb (2911) 2013-10-20 22:39
thats a great pov with amazing light and the arrangement of the boats make the pic super attractive.great 1.
- Copyright: Grzegorz Oczkowicz (GREGG) (7804)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L USM,, RAW, 67mm Hoya PL Super HMC
- Exposure: f/14.0
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-07 8:22