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Porto - My birth town

This is the other Douro river bank (left bank). Old part of the "sister" town "Vila Nova de Gaia".
In reality Port Wine should be called Gaia Wine since it was in this bank in this same vicinity that Port wine was and still is stored and aged. Barrels are stored in caves (Portuguese meaning "cellars") before being bottled.

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Feb 08 2007 11:27 GMT marijke06
original is great!! your birthplace is in the picture?...:)
Feb 08 2007 11:33 GMT merce
muy bonita toma!
Feb 08 2007 11:33 GMT Kurt
I know about some wine from the Douro...usually pretty "strong" tasting, as far as I remember...Am I right?
Feb 08 2007 11:38 GMT Taxonomist
Kurt if you are referring to table wine ... well, yes. They can be very strong. But you also have subtle fine ones in the Douro valley
Feb 08 2007 11:40 GMT Taxonomist
No, marijke :-) my original birth place is a bit far away :-)
Feb 08 2007 12:48 GMT hallo
Wonderful postcard like scene
Feb 08 2007 16:59 GMT sini
Lovely colours and view!
Feb 09 2007 08:39 GMT Arik77
Your pictures showes us such a picturesque place !
Just beautiful !!!
Feb 09 2007 09:14 GMT Taxonomist
Fernweh ... hmmmmmm .... difficult translation here, isn't it? But let me try ... something like ...... a desire so strong for traveling that hurts ... yes Justju?
Feb 09 2007 11:15 GMT choices
I'm under the impression that all these "photographic memories" come with a very thick nostalgia! I bet you miss it!
Feb 09 2007 15:16 GMT Maurabia
Feb 10 2007 02:16 GMT Poulet PRO
Sooooooooooo beautiful !!!
Feb 15 2007 11:11 GMT taste
I'd like to be there in Porto one day!

It's a secret dream!

Mar 16 2007 14:47 GMT Riet
You live in such a wonderful country! The old houses in the foreground are so pittoresque: )))))