Porto

Porto

I first visited Porto in 2005. When I read that for a few weeks only there would be guided tours of the still empty Casa da Musica before the official opening, I jumped to the occasion. Unfortunately, there were severe wildfires in the area surrounding Porto and I ended up with a throat ache and a slight fever. Even so I had a great time. So when, a few years later, I was invited to give a lecture at a conference at the Casa da Musica I immediately said yes.

Porto
Porto
Porto
There are many bridges across the Douro in Porto. This one, designed by Gustav Eiffel, is the most famous. When I was there in 2005 the bridge was being renovated. I'm glad to have been able to see it in all its glory and walk on top of it when I visited Porto again in 2008.
Rooftops, Porto
I know, this photo could have been taken anywhere, I just so happened to see it in Porto