Monday, December 9, 2019

PORTUGAL: From Lisbon to Porto, Guest Post by Steve Scheaffer and Karen Neely, Part 2

Azulejos tiles on the side of building in Porto, Portugal
My brother Steve and his wife Karen recently spent eighteen days in Portugal and have graciously agreed to share a few of their wonderful photos of the trip. Here are their photos and a few notes from their itinerary. Part 1 posted last week. This is Part 2.
Typical Portuguese pottery
Batalha and Fatima
Monastery of Santa Maria, Batalha. Manueline and Gothic style.
Monastery of Santa Maria, Batalha
Pilgrimage site of Fatima
Classic Coimbra, a journey back to Portugal's Roman past.

2nd Century Roman ruins, Coimbra
Douro Wine Country, a drive through Portugal's most famous wine-making region, the Douro Valley.
Terraced vineyards in the Douro Valley
Vineyard Views and the bustling port city of Porto
This picture is not sideways--the statues are walking perpendicular to the wall.
Taylor's is one of the largest wine producers in Portugal
Terraced vineyards
At the bottling factory
Future wine!
I thank Steve and Karen for their vicarious trip to Portugal!

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