This picture of one of the Rabelos was taken om a rainy day in Porto. The Rabelos were used for transportation of Port wine. The bridge D Luiz across the river Douro was designed by Teophile Seyrig a disciple of the French engineer Gustave Eiffel in 1877. The latter more famous for a tower in Paris with his name.
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ninix (955) 2005-07-01 15:18
This oicture brings back my memories to Porto.
I spen 4 years living there.
Nice picture. A bit to dark maybe.
About the not:
Eifel built the Maria Pia old railway bridge, The pont Dom Luis with the dubble deck was built according to the same technic using prefab elements in the same way as they built the Eyfel tower.
The portwine is no longer transported by Rabellos from the upper Douro. It now all in Tanktruck brought down to the caves (cellars) at the uposit site of the Douro, Villa Nova Da Gaia.
One of the last Portugeuse port shippers, Joaquim Calem was the owner of that white cave next to the bridge.
Thanks for posting,
betogrein (2232) 2005-07-01 16:15
belíssimo enquadramento, cores e nitidez, parabéns...
annagrace (2467) 2005-09-05 22:10
Interesting note about the engineer, I can see how he likes that metal framework, just like the big tower in Paris! I like the colors and POV of the boat.
- Copyright: ulf eriksson (UlfE) (13730)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2000-06-00
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Olympus OM-10
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Best of Oporto(Portugal) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-01 15:03
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