A Peek at Porto

12 thoughts on “A Peek at Porto”

    1. The bookstore was truly amazing. You’ve got to see it for yourself. The bridge jumpers we’re an unexpected surprise! I’m glad I was able to capture their antics. Wish I spoke Portuguese – I’m pretty sure there was a lot of smack talk going on. Lol!

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  1. Beth,
    OMG, that narrow hidden house in Porto! I think that is where JK Rowling got the idea for the narrow, hidden house in The Order of the Phoenix (headquarters), at 12 Grimmauld Place in Islington, London!

    “As the house was invisible to the neighbourhood residents, the local Muggles have long since accepted the mistake in numbering which landed number 13 next to number 11; the house is invisible to all but a few.”

    https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/12_Grimmauld_Place

    You will have to return to Porto to sample some of their famous Port. Make sure you bring some food as port is very rich, a little goes a long way.
    Leslie

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    1. Hi Leslie! Yes, I read that about JK Rowling and the hidden house, but since much had been attributed to her and the bookstore as inspiration for her HP series (which she has dispelled [note what I did there? LOL!], I was reluctant to perpetuate this association since I couldn’t be sure, but it certainly makes sense, doesn’t it?! Won and I have been drinking yummy port for months. It’s one of the happy benefits of living in Portugal – delicious, affordable, accessible port. Mmmm, mmmm, good!! Unfortunately, since we had so little time in Porto this time, we decided to skip the tours and tastings, but plan to take full advantage when we return. I hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy!

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    1. Hi Tim! How lovely to hear from you. I hope you and Sharon are staying safe and healthy given the current situation with COVID-19. I’m delighted you are enjoying my blog posts. Won and I have had a lot of fun exploring and I am having a great time writing. To subscribe, go to the home page of my blog by clicking on this link: http://fromportugalwithlove.blog. Scroll to the bottom of the home page, click on the “Subscribe” button, and follow the prompts. Once completed, you will receive an email notice every time I publish a new story, which I typically do every Friday afternoon. Take good care.

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  2. So much fun to see those places again! i remember the church so well-it was so ornate and lovely to see the views of the port houses too! I can’t wait to return.

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  3. Wow! That was a breathtaking tour! On our next house, I’m going for a delft-like azulejo on at least one side😊 And that bookstore is a sensory delight – all of it is!

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