Doors 187 – Porto doors (Part 1)
A little part of me was rather hoping that Porto (or Oporto in Portuguese), meant door, as Porte in French and Porta in Italian do, however it means ‘harbour’. In a way though, I guess that a harbour is a type of doorway into a city/town, so I will run with the analogy because it works for Thursday doors.
At the very start of June my daughter and I went to Porto in the north of Portugal, for a mini-break, and what an amazing city it is. Over the three full days we walked miles and miles up and down steep hills but without a plan, and we were rewarded with making some incredible discoveries. The other thing about not having a plan is that stopping to take photographs of doors is completely legitimate, and my daughter was most accommodating in this respect.
This is the first of several Porto door posts, which I will be sharing over the coming weeks when time permits. Forgive me if I become a bit of a Porto door bore. I hope you enjoy this first selection:
These doors are just a taster of what is to come, and I am very much looking forward to sharing them with you. Have a fabulous weekend wherever you are.
If you have made it this far, you probably like doors, and you really ought to take a look at the No Facilities blog by Dan Anton who has taken over the hosting of Thursday Doors from Norm 2.0 blog. Links to more doorscursions can be found in the comments section of Dan Anton’s Thursday Doors post.