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Porto
10-DEC-2016

Porto



While Porto is at present one of the most important cities in Portugal, its beginnings do not necessarily match its current economic, cultural and tourist prestige. It’s true during the Roman age, when, in fact, the entire Iberian Peninsula was dominated by the Romans, the region now known as Porto used to play an important role in the trade between Lisbon and Braga, but it was not until centuries later that Porto actually became a point of reference for the economic life of Portugal.
Thus, a settlement was determined to have been founded on the north bank of the Duoro River somewhere in the 4th century BC, a settlement from the name of which the contemporary name of Portugal derives: Portus Cale, later transformed in Portucale

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Eduard Lampe06-Mar-2017 16:18
Great compo and subject. V
barbarajoy25-Jan-2017 23:11
Lovely viewpoint and framing! V
Julie Queybronac (Bryline)16-Jan-2017 17:53
Superb point of view ...
Yohanan David03-Jan-2017 05:48
The boats , the bridge and the university all in one shot! great composition. V
George McCarten23-Dec-2016 15:09
This is a gorgeous classical river bank image.
Jean D22-Dec-2016 01:50
An inspiring scene, superbly captured, Jose. ~V
Jim's Atavistic Visions20-Dec-2016 05:05
Love your work here. We both think of Portugal this time of year since we spent a Christmas and New Year Eve here. Love the people, the great history, and the beauty of the area. I tell folks it looks a lot like my native California. Porto is the San Francisco for sure. Former Pbaser Jorge Vascocelos showed us the city and his home in Porto.
Jeff Real19-Dec-2016 00:44
Just all around such a fine image ~V~
Julie Oldfield18-Dec-2016 18:27
Excellent framing. V
Gill Kopy18-Dec-2016 02:21
Beautiful Jose ! Love those elegant boats in this setting V
Juliette17-Dec-2016 11:28
this truly is one of your best V
Neil Marcus17-Dec-2016 10:12
A well done long view, jose "V"
Yvonne17-Dec-2016 10:05
Beautifully composed with the framing of that wonderful bridge and scenery! v
marie-jose wolff17-Dec-2016 09:14
Beautiful boats in front of the Eiffel bridge! V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal17-Dec-2016 08:58
Fantastic imae Jose, the boats are beautiful and also the bridge. V
vifut17-Dec-2016 08:44
Nice picture of these historic boats on this background (V)
Chris Morton17-Dec-2016 07:34
I love those boats
fotabug17-Dec-2016 06:50
Gorgeous Co position! V
Paco López17-Dec-2016 05:28
Es una vista que nunca te cansa!! Estupenda, V!
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