Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Porto: some lovely parts but serious investment required
Porto: Majestic in parts – inside the famous eponymous café
View of the Douro, Porto on right and
Vila Nova de Gaia on left
Dom Luís Bridge: trams above – road below, and walkways at both levels
From Porto through to Vila Nova de Gaia
Remarkable cactus garden close to the Douro
Parts of Porto are magnificent but walking around the centre you cannot fail to notice that there are a lot of abandoned or rundown buildings — to a far greater extent than is the case in Lisbon where a lot of buildings have been renovated over the past ten years or so.
Porto: a city in need of care?
An abandoned block in the centre
Overgrown and abandoned buildings close to the Douro