12/24/2011 Porto, a world heritage city

Porto is Portugal’s second largest city with a medieval district that is a world heritage site. It was a Roman outpost in 275 BC. Port wine gets it’s name from this city.

A stroll through the old town this afternoon was a walk back in time. I felt like I have to look out for chamber pots being emptied out the windows!

Christmas Shopping in newer Porto.


Part of the old town area…


with this train running alongside it.


A closer look at the old town area.


A small old town plaza.


Old town scene.


Another old town plaza.


Self portrait in old town.


Looking across the river.


I am looking forward to exploring more tomorrow.

Christmas eve dinner is being prepared. As near as I can understand, it is codfish lasagna… Merry codfish lasagna to all, and to all a good night.

2 thoughts on “12/24/2011 Porto, a world heritage city

  1. Merry Christmas, Shawn!! Cheers to you & your adventures! I always look forward to my daily dose of ‘Where’s Waldo’ and especially love the self-portrait shots. Hugs & love from your San Diego family.

  2. Hi Vicki,

    How’s my species identification expert doing? You tune in that often, great! Merry Christmas to you too Vicki, and I’ll put your talents to a test soon.


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