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Afloat in Porto

Twilight in Porto

Twilight in Porto

It is Christmas Eve and a lovely winter’s day. My travel companions and I are in Porto – one of my classmates’ family has generously invited us to spend Christmas with them. Later in the day, we are to join them for the Christmas feast – and what a feast it was! – but for the moment, we are lingering by the banks of the Rio Douro, enjoying the last rays of the sun and watching the lights of the town wink on one by one.

Just ahead of us, two boats are at anchor, floating peacefully with their cargo of port barrels securely lashed down. For me, this shot perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the city.

This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Afloat.

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8 comments on “Afloat in Porto

  1. Levysoro
    April 12, 2015

    Porto buccaneers’ boats…

  2. Levysoro
    April 14, 2015

    I don’t think so but looking at the barrels I was figuring out the boats floating in the Caribbean sea with their charge of Jamaican Rum (or Porto, in this case…),
    But I like the photo.

  3. roamingpursuits
    April 15, 2015

    Great shot.

  4. Bel
    April 19, 2015


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