Since the times of D. Dinis, one of the main ingredients of the portuguese cuisine is Bacalhau, dried and salted codfish. Till the 19th century, most of the bacalhau was imported.
High above the Douro, in the centre of medieval Porto, raises the cathedral, reminescent of a castle. Approaching from the narrow streets of the old city, you fist see her towers raising above the ramp to the place in front of the cathedral.
While Lisbon is generally treated as the city of government and arts, Porto has always been a working class city, an industrial city. In many quarters you therefore won’t find represantative buildings, but the flats and houses of the working part of the citizens.
Dona Henriqᵫta Emília da Conceição startet her life in poverty. After her father had left the family alone, she became an orphan with seven, when her mother died. She was raised by an aunt of her and started working at a very young age. When turning 16, she decided to take life into her own hands.
Catching up with last years photos… Here some pictures from a few days in the algarve, where I did a few dives at the Ocean Revival Project.
Aldeia da Meia-Praia
Ali mesmo ao pé de Lagos
Vou fazer-te uma cantiga
Da melhor que sei e faço
Most old portuguese doors feature nicely crafted letter boxes. Here is a selection of them…
Diving at an old WW2 Bomber wreck and a sunken Ship.
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