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Porto. Rio Douro

Porto. Rio Douro

The name, Latinized Durius, may have come from the Celtic tribes that inhabited the area before Roman times: the Celtic root is *dubro-.The Douro vinhateiro (winegrowing), an area of the Douro Valley in Portugal long devoted to vineyards, has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Traditionally, the wine was taken down river in flat-bottom boats called rabelos, to be stored in barrels in cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, just across the river from Porto. In the 1950s and 1960s, dams were built along the river, which ended this river traffic from the upper regions in Spain and along the border. Now Port wine is transported in tanker trucks.In 1998, Portugal and Spain signed the Albufeira Convention, an agreement on the sharing of trans-boundary rivers to include the Douro, Tagus and Guadiana. The convention superseded an original agreement on the Douro, signed in 1927, that was expanded in 1964 and 1968 to include tributaries.

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Jean D26-Jan-2017 04:23
Superbly captured at this golden hour, Jose. ~V
Karen Moen05-Jan-2017 05:29
Beautiful sky light and cityscape. Voted.
Jean-Marie Choisel24-Dec-2016 17:28
Wonderful view Jose. ~BV~
All your pictures of Porto deserve the same comment my friend.
Buz Kiefer23-Dec-2016 23:37
Lovely night image, Jose. V
Clarence King21-Dec-2016 20:11
Terrific night scene, always wanted to visit Porto. v
Martin Lamoon21-Dec-2016 20:10
Wonderful night shot with the curves in the river.
Julie Oldfield21-Dec-2016 18:20
Amazing light an the composition is excellent. V
Irene Wehrli21-Dec-2016 17:53
A delight to see Jose - such a beautiful sky and mood…
William Barletta21-Dec-2016 17:17
What a wonderful view ~V~
laine21-Dec-2016 16:58
A stunning night scene, the reflections
Tom Munson21-Dec-2016 16:21
What a fantastic view, Jose.
Tom LeRoy21-Dec-2016 15:42
Very pretty, a fine looking river and sunset. V
Gill Kopy21-Dec-2016 05:00
What a sight - and well timed to catch the evening sky V
Dennis Hoyne21-Dec-2016 03:13
A lovely view of the river and activity on either side, so interesting after dark. The hight point of view is the perfect choice for this shot!. V.
Ken Chambers ARPS20-Dec-2016 22:53
Wonderful to see lights all the way down the river. Jose
Nick Paoni20-Dec-2016 20:51
What a wonderful view.
Dave Petersen Photography20-Dec-2016 20:36
Terrific lighting and the river leads into this composition so nicely. I like your selected POV for this image. V
Pete Hemington20-Dec-2016 20:35
great light and superb curving lead in
Graeme20-Dec-2016 20:33
Spectacular lights.V
bill friedlander20-Dec-2016 19:38
Great view of the river and the city on either side. Great time of day for that sky and city lights. V
Jeff Real20-Dec-2016 18:10
the lights are beautiful and so dramatic ~V~
Walter Otto Koenig20-Dec-2016 16:07
Great perspective and exposure. Seems you chose the right evening for this. "V"
Carter Creek20-Dec-2016 16:00
Very beautiful capture. V
Helen Betts20-Dec-2016 15:38
Wow, what a fantastic view from this vantage point, and very well captured. The light is just excellent. V.
Nestor Derkach20-Dec-2016 15:33
Outstanding point of view a beautiful river view with magical evening lights.
Excellent exposure and lovely viewing detail.
globalgadabout20-Dec-2016 15:11
an enchanting image...fine work...V
Neil Marcus20-Dec-2016 14:35
A spectacular view, Jose "VV"
lucanton20-Dec-2016 14:28
une très jolie vue avec de belles illuminations! V
Jim Coffman20-Dec-2016 14:20
A splendid capture from high above the city!
Nora van Beek20-Dec-2016 14:11
I agree with Raymond. This was taken at just the right moment. Just beautiful! I love how the lights outline the river and the horizon. BV!
Hank Vander Velde20-Dec-2016 13:31
Lovely well captured night-time city scape shot.
Kuriacose Joseph20-Dec-2016 13:07
Beautiful view.
Ika Zinka Eferl20-Dec-2016 10:41
WOW! Fantastic view and extremely great lightning here on this photo.V
Yvonne20-Dec-2016 10:01
Absolutely fantastic, what a view! v
marie-jose wolff20-Dec-2016 09:53
super view of the river by night! V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal20-Dec-2016 07:22
The view is fantastic, great work Jose. V
John Reynolds LRPS20-Dec-2016 06:51
Fabulous view of the river. V.
Raymond Ma20-Dec-2016 06:24
You have found the perfect time of day to catch this beautiful scene with all the evening
lights on and still shades of sunset colors on the horizon. V
Paco López20-Dec-2016 04:46
Muy bonita perspectiva con un cielo expectacular! V!
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