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Porto
11-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. Itís 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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Yiannis Pavlis20-Feb-2017 14:30
Excellent simplicity ,depth light and mood
MarcViskens23-Jan-2017 18:55
very pretty José
Carl H. Johnson18-Dec-2016 19:48
Great birds eye view!!!!
Julie Oldfield18-Dec-2016 18:27
Very lovely. V
Graeme17-Dec-2016 18:38
I love this view and the wonderful array of red roof tops, Jose.BV!!
Nestor Derkach17-Dec-2016 15:31
A little misty atmosphere really adds nicely to the view you composed so nicely.
A very nice detailed image.
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Irene Wehrli17-Dec-2016 15:02
Impressive overview Jose - very nicely done!
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Neil Marcus17-Dec-2016 14:51
This is a well done image of a town that I wish i'd seen.
Helen Betts17-Dec-2016 14:43
I had heard this city was wonderful, and your excellent pictures are certainly showing that. V.
Tom LeRoy17-Dec-2016 14:42
A fine wide view of the city, I'd like to visit here sometime. V
Jim Coffman17-Dec-2016 14:40
A great view of the city..
Jeff Real17-Dec-2016 14:17
A wonderful look at this city ~V~
Juliette17-Dec-2016 13:40
beautiful overview over the city V
Nora van Beek17-Dec-2016 13:14
This is an excellent vantage point for taking in the overall view of the city. Wonderful image! V
peterjay4517-Dec-2016 13:03
Super image, Jose. The light and view are wonderful.
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