8.06.2010

Portugal 2010 - Day 2 - Light and delights

Hello people,

Porto is an amazing city with beautiful sophisticated old buildings, incredible churches (lots of them it seems, all golden inside in that well known Manuelin style), and a gorgeous river side. All this being incredibily lit in pink light from 6 pm to the sun set. A pure visual delight. AND people are so nice !

Day 2 was the opportunity to visit the beautiful Mercado do Bolhao (a food market located in a two floor open building), full of obviously ground-grown vegetables among many things. We also finally met pastries shops that really deserved the picture, and ate a delicious "Porto-way éclair" (very different from its French cousin and very good in its specific milky taste). And I went straight to the famous Lello bookstore for "brain food", with its delicate wood stair in the middle, and all those books on those wood shelves ... The kind of place I could stay for hours and hours.

We also spent some time going back an forth on D. Luis I bridge, well known for its metalic structure (and for French readers : yes, Gustave Eiffel was there !).

Today, we're heading to take an old tramway and go see the ocean.

I wish you a delightful day ;o)





7 comments:

Hypathie said...

Magnifiques photos ! Sympa ce récit de voyage pour celles qui ne peuvent pas partir en vacances. Thank you so much.

Catherine said...

@Hypathie. Merci ! Bon courage si tu ne pars pas. Peut-être que cela te donnera des idées pour une prochaine fois ;o)

Barbara said...

this place is beautiful!!!! those pastries look great

Spiruline said...

Je retrouve vraiment l'atmosphère de Lisbonne dans tes photos. Je sens que je vais bientôt aller faire un petit tour à Porto!skidledr

Catherine said...

@Barbara. They also taste great ! I should probably say infortunately but we walk A LOT, so ... ;o)
@Spiruline. Ahhh, j'attends de voir Lisbonne pour te dire. En tous cas, c'est beau, les gens sont charmants. Mais comment se fait-il qu'il y ait si peu de touristes ?! Moi, je vais retourner voir tes photos de Lisbonne pour me mettre dans l'ambiance ;o)

Elisabelle said...

J'adore voir un pays au travers de ces délices!!!

Catherine said...

@Elisabelle. La cuisine locale reste toujours un délicieux moyen de faire connaissance avec un nouveau pays ! Et il y a beaucoup de bonnes choses ici ...