♦ Rabelo boats in Douro river
Although not in use anymore, still today the Douro river holds these vessels, belonging to port wine companies, in the cities of Porto and Gaia.
Native from the Douro region, this boat does not exist in any other place of the world.
♦ Vila do Conde in northern Portugal, a place to relax and enjoy the life. My beloved hometown.
Extracts from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vila_do_Conde :
” Vila do Conde is one of the oldest settlements in northern Portugal. Geological artifacts dating to the Paleolithic have been discovered in sites in the parishes of Modivas, Malta, and Labruge dating from 100,000 to 15,000 years. In other parishes there have also been discoveries of implements and mounds dating back to the Bronze Age and Neolithic periods indicating a period of transition between forging and sedimentary civilizations…”
“A carrack in the harbour of Vila do Conde: many mariners from the village were involved in the epic voyages during the Age of Discovery”
An wonderful little city: warm sun, sea, river, large beaches, fishing, surf, racing circuit for motorbikes and cars, healthy and tasty food, casino and a lot more.
Friendly and kind habitants. We even have flowers in the streets!
And so cheap!
That is why the Greek football team, chooses Vila do Conde to stay.
Since I was 6 years old, I watch wood and steel ship building. Life is beautiful. Enjoy it!
♦ Fly Eye, Drosophila melanogaster
By Inês, my daugther.