Hop on Hop off in Porto
Trip Start Oct 10, 2010
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The "Hop on Hop off Bus in Porto toured the "Best of" areas of Porto. Ifyou hopped on and road the circuit without getting off it took about 2:30. I did that Wednesday afternoon but today Larry went with me and we got off at 4 different locations.
The first place we got off was a fort, designed by Miguel I'Ecole, was built in 1661. It was occupied by the Absolutists in 1832 and badly damaged by the Liberalis' batteries. It was abandoned for may years before it became the headquarters of the Oporto Naval Brigade's 1st Company. It was handed over to the Northern Commandos Association in1975.
I have a huge number of photos from the day in Porto, these are just a few. Leave a comment if you would like to see more.
Take note that the barge in the river is one of three Fireworks Barges.
If you paid attention to the haze in any of the above photos . . . what you are seeing is the smoke coming off the cookers producing "Chestnuts Roasting on an open fire" . . which are available all over the city, night and day. Very popular, hard on breathing.