Photographer's Note

I have soon exhausted my stock of acceptable photos from my short journey to Porto at the end of May this year, but I will show a few more before I turn somewhere else. The most famous building in the city is the mighty Dom Luís I Bridge (Ponte Dom Luís I), built between 1881 and 1887 across the Douro river. It featured in one of the photos I have posted recently, but it's so spectacular that I wanted to return to it. I have so many photos from different angles. They all tend to look rather like postcards, but I like them anyway. They also allow me to make comparisons with photos I took near the bridge 34 years ago, in August 1984.

In this photo you can see that the stalls along the river near the bridge have switched from selling fruits and vegetables to the locals in 1984 to providing souvenirs for tourists now. (I apologize for the bad colours of the old scan, and for mistaking this bridge for the older, and similar, Maria Pia Bridge a couple of km away - according to Wikipedia it's a common mistake.)

Here is a larger version. Two more views in the workshop.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12527 W: 572 N: 24020] (102604)
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