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Porto. Cais da Ribeira
12-DEC-2016

Porto. Cais da Ribeira

The alluring district of Ribeira is made up of medieval streets and seedy alleyways. It is a crumbling but fascinating place, ending at a riverfront square ("Praça da Ribeira").With photogenic traditional boats floating at the quayside overlooked by colorful ancient houses, this is the most picturesque spot in the city and the place everyone loves -- UNESCO did too, and declared it a World Heritage Site. There are dozens of cafés, bars, and restaurants sheltered under medieval arches, making it the most popular district in the city for eating and drinking.The entire city seems to come by on feast days (especially on Saint John's Day every June and on New Year's Eve) to watch the major fireworks shows.In the center of the square is a bronze cube surrounded by café tables, and just around the corner on Rua da Alfândega is "Casa do Infante" (or "House of the Prince"), where Prince Henry the Navigator was born in 1394.

Canon EOS 70D
1/320s f/9.0 at 17.0mm iso200 full exif

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Julie Oldfield26-Dec-2016 17:02
That is beautiful! Love the colors. V
Helen Betts26-Dec-2016 16:07
Especially attractive those vivid blue chairs in the foreground. V.
Juliette26-Dec-2016 15:31
wonderful colors and pov V
Walter Otto Koenig26-Dec-2016 15:27
Nice perspective. I like the architecture and all the blue chairs in the foreground. "V"
Neil Marcus26-Dec-2016 15:20
I like the cropped foreground which enhances the overall view."V"
Nick Paoni26-Dec-2016 14:59
Love how the modern blue plastic chairs contrast with the old architecture.
Frank Tran26-Dec-2016 14:31
Agree with Jeff. V+
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal26-Dec-2016 14:17
Fantastic image, love the POV. V
Jeff Real26-Dec-2016 14:01
Interesting blue color with this cool area ~V~
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