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Some Wall Art Along the Douro

[Portugal/Spain visit continued from Part 2]

I took photos of some of the wall art appearing in public places.

These pictures were on display in the dining area of Quinta da Roêda, one of the Douro Valley’s finest vineyards, owned by Croft Port. The artist is António Ervedeiro, but I haven't found any information about him online (yet).



I also took a small selection of the many tile murals at Pinhão's small railway station. The old-style baskets for collecting grapes weighed over 100lb when full.



Before the dams were built, the Douro was shallow with fast currents. Taking the loaded Port Wine boats downstream to Porto was relatively fast, perhaps a week or so, but it could take a month to bring the boats back up to the vineyards.


Things are much faster now!

[Portugal/Spain visit continues to Salamanca in Part 4]