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Duoro river


Some bend in the Duoro River - which proved to be the lifeline for portwine making over the ages. I cannot help with that bridge down there. I presume it to be a train bridge, as there is a rail line running along this side of the river. In this general area, one sees a lot of vinyards and vines are even used to create hedges. 

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 2 May 2018, 01:01
What a gorgeous long-view!
Louis: ... and a lot of wine is made here.
Great view, Louis.
Louis: Thank you Frank.
Isn't that beautiful!
Louis: Brought me to complete standstill after almost two hours' driving.
Jolie vue avec le lac et le pont.
Louis: Merci, Martine.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 2 May 2018, 06:28
A terrific image Louis, with so much to see and try to understand about this agreeable place
Louis: Thanks Chris. Just showing from under the tree to the left is a quintas. A winery cum eatery cum lodgings - very agreeable.
Beauty as far as the eye can see, Louis. Kinda like heaven.
Louis: I have to take your word for it, as I haven't been up there to be able to make the comparison smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 May 2018, 07:15
This is such a wonderful view here, Louis. I love the lay of the land with the mountains and that bridge at the far end.
Louis: Lots and lots of mountains in this area and then - this big river.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 2 May 2018, 07:20
This looks so familiar to me Louis, it feels as if I am there again.
Louis: It is brilliant, except for those never-ending hairpin bends.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 2 May 2018, 07:51
No wonder you took and selected this picture, Louis
Louis: Brought me to complete standstill after almost two hours' driving, Lisl.
What a stunning view. You have done it perfectly too with the foreground grasses as delightful as the clouds. Likey!
Louis: Thank you Mary, I am delighted.
so much to look at Louis... i can even see a Roman aqueduct at the center of it the image Louis....petersmile
Louis: Thanks peter. I believe that it is only a train bridge. An aqueduct right next to a river full of sweet fresh water, wouldn't serve much purpose. Also from the river to the sides are all steep mountains, that would make channelling of water without pumps, very much impossible. I haven't been on the bridge, but I do know that a train line runs next to the river on this side. Oh yes, I know it looks like an aqueduct and for the sake of the picture - that is good smile
Glorious countryside! Makes me homesick smile
Louis: Portugal is a beautiful country, in so many ways and places. I do hope they succeed in recovering their economy.
I really like that scene down there, shame a train (steam of course) wasn't crossing the bridge.
Louis: Now that is quite a thought and definitely would have added to the picture.
A fine landscape Louis. The bridge adds interest in the distance
Louis: Thank you Bill. Brian thought it would be brilliant if a steam train was passing over the bridge at the time I took the picture.
Beautiful panoramic shot, worthy of a poster
Louis: Thank you, claudio. I make photo books of my travels. This picture will feature in the Portugal book.
this is an excellent shot, Louis. i love the view. the arched bridge caught my eye too.

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