Photographer's Note

I want each picture I post to be totally different from the last one, so after an odd street photo, here comes a postcard.

I took this from a cable car during a ride of about five minutes on the south side of the Douro river. Across the water you see the old central area of Porto, while the roofs under me don't really belong to Porto but to the separate municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia. This is where all the makers of port wine have their offices and showrooms.

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Seeing this photo I was stunned by how black the river looks. Since all other colours are normal I suppose this is what it actually looked like from this angle at this time of the day. In most other photos on the site the Douro looks ordinarily blue, but on one photo taken by Craig (macjake) it is just as black, so I am in a good company. ;-)

Two workshop photos will show the cable car experience more closely. One close encounter with another gondola, one photo from towards the end of the line.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12532 W: 572 N: 24029] (102636)
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