Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

Today I'll show you some views of the city of Oporto, Portugal. ( read also here )

It's a very ancient and important city in the North of Portugal and, for their own people, the most important one.

It's the same name of the Port Wine because it was there that the wine was traded and we still can see a lot of brand names near the river. This boat, now for turism, reminds us the ones used for the transport of the wine from the places where ir was made to the town where it would be sold and shiped everywhere.

You can see here the Torre dos Clérigos.

Porto is a place full of beautiful gardens. This one is the Palácio de Cristal garden, now Pavilhão Rosa Mota. It was from here that I took most of the pictures I'm posting today - not the ones with the Torre dos Clérigos in.

I hope you, seeing these beauties, feel encouraged to visit Portugal because we have a lot of wonderful places, full of beauty and History. And good food also!

For Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer.


Hootin' Anni said...

Gorgeous. I especially like the one taken from a hill looking down on the boat.

My Outdoor Wednesday is a broken heart...come by to visit, won't you?

Lori E said...

Thanks for the tour. It is a beautiful place. Friends of mine have visited from Canada and always talk about how much they enjoyed their visit to Portugal.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Love the building -- and great shots for sure!

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Regina said...

Love the place. Beautiful scenes. I like Portugal. Thanks for the tour!

Love Bears All Things said...

It is wonderful of you to share pictures of your country with us. It is very beautiful.
Mama Bear

Light and Voices said...

Thanks for taking me on a cyber tour. Lovely, lovely place.
Joyce M

Sue said...

Ooooh, that garden is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the sites from your country. Sue