The following are a few photos from my wanderings around Porto, Portugal. They were all captured with an Olympus TG-4, except for one. I hope you enjoy them.
The other day I found one of my photos at a dodgy website being sold for wall paper. That was a tacky move and the website was creepy. It kept pulling me in like quicksand, but never took me to where I wanted to go. I think Putin was behind it. So here’s the legal bit I added to my About page.
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No, I don’t think this is going to stop the bad guys from stealing my content. But clarification of who owns this content is recommended, as is a copywrite logo. The logo is now in my header. As for watermarks, I’m not interested in scarring my photos, so please enjoy.
Aliados Avenue with Dom Pedro IV on his horse and Porto’s City Hall in the back ground. Just to your right, out of sight, is one of the most beautiful McDonalds in the world. In place of blinking fluorescents it has chandeliers and a real espresso bar.
In every Portuguese city we visited we found clothes drying in the fresh air. These were spotted between the Porto Cathedral and the Ribeira (the popular riverfront area).
Soccer enthusiasts playing in front of the Portuguese Center of Photography. The center had a few photographs and a couple pieces of equipment in one hall. All the other halls were closed, it was a bit of a let down. I hope it was a temporary issue. Porto, Portugal
At the Sao Bento train station over 20,000 Azulejo tiles come together to form images of Portugal’s history. The first blue tiles were placed in 1905, but the station did not open until October 5, 1916. Porto, Portugal
Sue captured this shot with her iPod touch. Porto, Portugal
Just some friends jumping rope on a stage in downtown Porto, Portugal.
Igreja dos Clerigos (Church of the Clergymen), Porto, Portugal. Construction of the church began in 1732 and the 246 foot (75m) bell tower was finally completed in 1754. For a reasonable fee visitors can walk to the top and take in a 360 degree view of the city. The fee includes a self-guided tour of the church and museum.
Checking for split ends at the bus stop.
Categories: Hiking, Travel