The camera comes with us on our daily walk

We’ve always taken a daily walk. Before we left on this trip, the walk was a prescribed route that wound through our neighborhood. We enjoyed the same walk every day, day-in and day-out, for many years. Changes in the landscape were uncommon and usually subtle. Now we are traveling, and a whole new world has opened up to us on our walks. Interesting, often dramatic, sights await us, so we always bring our cameras. Well, Joe brings his iPhone, and Beth is the one with the little Sony camera.

Our old walks did not include public art, parks, and brightly colored walls. Only a few architectural features stood out. Now, in Porto, every walk is filled with art, design, and wonderful details – perfect subjects for photography.

Yes, the pigeon is actually part of the artwork.

Yes, the pigeon is actually part of the artwork.

In the Ribeiro neighborhood

In the Ribeiro neighborhood

A splash of color

A splash of color

We were ready to take a photo of the sculpture when a woman passing with friends posed for all of us. We think she added a bit of pizzazz to the photo.

We were ready to take a photo of the sculpture when a woman passing with friends posed for all of us. We think she added a bit of pizzazz to the photo.

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Blue and white tile is a constant design element in Portugal

Our first night in Porto we walked up to the Cathedral as the sun was going down.

Our first night in Porto we walked up to the Cathedral as the sun was going down.

The sights on our walks in Porto are rich and inspiring. We happily document the place and time with our cameras. Can we ever go back to the old neighborhood walk again?

 

September 2014

 

 

About simpletravelourway

Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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4 Responses to The camera comes with us on our daily walk

  1. gkm2011 says:

    I was in Porto for one day 15 years ago. What wonderful memories!

  2. jv51 says:

    Fantastic photos from Porto elected European Best Destination 2014

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