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Monday, January 09, 2006

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I was in Oporto a few days ago, and noticed our friend Metallyptica's town is more beautiful than ever (no wonder she is always so proud!) Dark, misterious, magical... and always very welcoming. These pictures were taken in its old historical centre, near the Douro river, early in the morning (most of the town and the suburbs are very modern). It was a clowdy and rainy day, and also very cold. I had not seen my old Venezuelan friend Javier in quite a while, and he was passing by for short New Year hollidays, recently arrived from Madrid, where he now works. He keeps complaining about Hugo Chavez and his disastrous policies after all these years, but I managed to convice him to pose for a shot while he was moaning :)) Quite a dramatic Venezuelan "telenovela" like expression, I would say, Javi :)))

14 comments:

Wendi said...

Like I've mentioned before, I love to click on your blog and see new photos, and as always these are gorgeous!! What a beautiful town!! I would love to visit there, although the language barrier would be a killer. Although, I think I know enough "bad" words in Portuguese to get me into a few fights :) LOL!!

Milan said...

Eheh Just come Wendi. Don't tell this to Metallyptica, but people in the North seem to be particularly at ease with those nasty words :))) Anyway, almost everybody speaks English in Europe these days, so no excuse!

Wendi said...

Well unfortunately I still do have an excuse, well two of them LOL named Jillian & Emma!!! We are saving all our overseas travel plans until they are much older, it just isnt fun travelling with little kids!!!! Its hard to enjoy yourself unless you go to Disney or something, even then its hard!! But we do plan on going to Europe in about 10yrs LOL!!! I am sure by then EVERYONE will speak English LOL

K Murphy J said...

Wow, these photos are wonderful and nuanced. I have always loved the moodiness of your black & white photos. Glad you got a chance to get away for a few days. :)

Eva Shanti said...

Querido Milan,

Realmente o Porto é uma cidade linda e captada pela tua lenta ainda sobressai mais.

Contudo, aquele trânsito caótico dá cabo de mim. Perco o sentido de orientação, pareço uma barata tonta. Acho piada às lojas de comércio tradicional, que são do mais tradicional que pode haver, mas de resto.

Tem coisas lindas, tem, mas, não desfazendo, o que seria eu sem a minha Lisboa?

Gostos não se discutem!
Bjs

Milan said...

Tens razão Eva, também andei por lá perdido como uma barata tonta :) Mas na verdade apenas lá estive duas ou três vezes, não admira! Kisses

mrsfish said...

I Love the top two photos - especially the second one. Although my reaction to the first was stronger initially. Cool shot of your friend. Both of my sisters are Venezuelan and were raised there. (I almost got to go when I 9, but political unrest stopped that visit, and we tried to plan a visit before my daughter was born, I think money got in the way of that one)

Milan said...

Venezuelan sisters Mrs Fish? Fascinating? What other wonders you have to tell us? I would also love to visit one day :) By the sheer number of Venezuelan Miss Universe winners, I'm sure it has some of the most beautiful women in the world eheh.

zbjernak said...

the second last picture is so BEAUTIFUL...

really mystical...and magical...i like the fact tht the roads are small, the buildings are so near to each other...as in they are buildt on top of one and another... cool

and i bet metallyptica will blame you for not introducing javi to her... hahaha

Nuno said...

Nice photos Milan. Yes, Porto is indeed a beautiful city. But, like Eva, I also think that Lisbon is more beautiful :)

Metallyptica said...

Nem acredito que estão aki fotos da minha bela cidade!! :) Vejo que tb andast por Gaia, Milan, espero que tenhas visitado as Caves de Vinho do Porto, são sempre engraçadas de se visitar (e é sp bom no final um cálicezito de vinho do POrto! lol).

Milan and Wendi, I am aware that we here use a lot of that nasty words that could get you (Wendi) into a fight!! LOL! But you know what?! We're kinda are proud of that! LOL I know it's weird, but somehow it is part of our soul.

Z, well... I guess Javi doesn't live here so... no matter... and besides, I guess my boyfriend wouldn't think it's that cool for me to me Javi or someother "strange" boy! LOL

Wendi, you can come here without even speaking portuguese!! While in Porto I'll be your guide! While in Lisbon I'm sure Milan will!! :)

*wickedlizard* said...

love the photos!!!!

especially of Porto. My 2nd favorite city in the world.

San Francisco comes first!

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