The Quayside in Porto is a central area along the river that continues to be important today.
Since this has been and continues to be a working river, boat transport and reminders of it are everywhere.
We want to make our way back to the car, parked further down by the river’s edge and decide to take the quay route, a narrow alleyway that rises above the river’s edge, houses crammed into the small paces along with small clubs, bars and various small businesses.
The first section is undergoing renovation in parts, the upper section still sport gigantic steel rings at least a meter across, (3 feet) set into the stone path, where the stone has been conveniently chiseled out to recess the large obstacles since they are often located right in the centre of the narrow path.
I suppose that in days gone by, the fishermen and people who worked the boats would tie up literally on their doorsteps.
The Port houses are on the other side of the river… we view them this trip only across the sparkling river, join me as we make our way back to the car.
Once back in the car we head out though the maze of little streets…
…from buildings where old style tiles abound, we find the tunnel that takes us back out towards to outskirts of Porto, and once again it’s like going though a portal in time, even the tiles change instantly upon exiting the tunnel.
It’s the magic that is Porto…