On the other side of the Douro river, is Gaia. Home to the wineries and the good food, the salesmen and the old boats – and great street art. Let’s pay the area a visit.
My first impression was of a rather run down area, nothing fashionable at all. The best thing was the lovely views of Porto on the other side of the river.
Walking along the Gaia waterfront, you can see the slender old port boats and even a vintage tram rattling along the Porto streets.
Bacalhau! A national dish in Portugal. We got a first taste of it here, with a glass of port of course…The neighbour was a spectacular sardine shop. You could even buy a box of sardines with your year of birth on it – luckily the fish was not the same age… I bought a box for my father, who turned 89 two weeks later.
A marvelous work was this rabbit, or hare, made of debris and I guess whatever found… We met him at a corner and could not stop looking at all the details. I told him how amazing he was, and he nodded gracefully – I am sure!
Thank you for walking along with me in Gaia, and now, a glass of port – cheers!
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Wow that hairy hare or is it a no hair hare hair is inspiring, Naturally somebody like me is an expert in hair…
Of course. Just like my husband…
Wow, amazing street art and another reason to consider a visit to Porto!
That rabbit / hare is fascinating. A lovely visit to the opposite bank of the river. Sounds like a very good trip.
What an enjoyable walk. Amazing artworks!
Wonderful street art Ann-Christine and tasting an buying Porto is almost a ”must” over there !
Thanks for the beautiful images of the village too.
Thank you too, and I loved the Port as well.
thank you very much for taking us to Gaia. This hare or rabbit is amazing.
Wishing you all the best
The Fab Four of Cley
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Thank you, yes, I was thrilled about it! Sofia, who has relatives in Porto, wrote the name of the artist – Bordalo II.
Best to you all
Wonderful photos, Ann-Christine and tour too. The rabbit artists’ name is Bordalo II. His work his amazing.
Thank you for getting the name, Sofia! Amazing it is, do you know more of his work? I will have to Google!
I’ve seen a couple in Lisbon and I was very impressed. His work is unique and also beautiful.
Makes me want to go to Porto once again 😀! This time to see the art of Bordalo ll.
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Love the faded bits…. And I recall a rabbit, but he’s morphed a bit since I was there! Thanks for the Virtual Tour!
Thank you for coming along, Sue! Sofia just wrote the artist’s name – Bordalo II.
What a vibrant and enticing set of shots. Marvellous. So glad you took us along.
Happy to be able to, Margaret. I must admit/confess that I loved going abroad again…
I almost missed the tram! Had to go back for a second look. It’s a wonderful waterfront. Thanks so much for taking me back there. Cheers to you and Dad!
♥ He survived the sardines too!
That hare, rabbit! The artist is very talented, thanks for sharing it
Very – and Sofia wrote that Bordalo II is the name of the artist!
Amazing street art
Such fabulous artwork
That rabbit is wonderful
We did a tour of the ”Ports” a few years ago but didn’t see the street art
I was positively surprised!
I love that walk!
So wonderful Ann-Christine, loved every step along the way. I am glad the tins of sardines weren’t 89 years old for your father 🤢
Thank you – Hahah, so am I!