Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon, and one of the major urban areas in Southern Europe and the capital of the second major great urban area in Portugal.Located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Its settlement dates back many centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. Its Latin name, Portus Cale, has been referred to as the origin for the name "Portugal", based on transliteration and oral evolution from Latin. In Portuguese the name of the city is spelled with a definite article as "o Porto" (English: the port). Consequently, its English name evolved from a misinterpretation of the oral pronunciation and referred to as "Oporto" in modern literature and by many speakers.One of Portugal's internationally famous exports, port wine, is named for Porto, since the metropolitan area, and in particular the adegas of Vila Nova de Gaia, were responsible for the production and export of the fortified wine.
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npecanhuk (56372) 2013-10-12 12:29
Wonderful place and moment!
Very beautiful picture!
Exposure, colors, slim horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
daddo (20645) 2013-10-12 15:27
Nice one Grzegorz. Lovely mood, enchanting lights and beautiful colours all enhanced by the fine composition. Bravo. Pozdrawiam. Klaudio.
- Copyright: Grzegorz Oczkowicz (GREGG) (7804)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Canon 5D, 17-40 f/4 L USM Canon, RAW
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-12 11:16