The Douro Riverfront

If you’re in Porto there are two things you must do: visit a port cellar and take a boat cruise. The commentary isn’t particularly interesting unless you’re a structural engineer (lots of bridges) but it is a fabulous way to see Porto.

This is the view to Ribeira, part of the World Heritage old town.

This bridge was designed by Gustav Eiffel.

And the locals go about their business.

There’s a renovation opportunity as well, though I suspect the heritage overlay may be a little bit restrictive.



  1. mary said,

    June 29, 2010 at 8:31 am

    I love the Eiffel Bridge – airy delicate iron work !

  2. Stomper Girl said,

    June 30, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I had no idea Portugal was so lovely, I really am enjoying your tour!

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