A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
001: Watching the fishing rods
Portugal has become one of my favorite visiting countries after my visits in the autumns of 1999, 2001, and 2003. I stayed in Porto, and from there I traveled to nearby and further locations, including Lisbon, Sintra, Coimbra, Aveiro, Viana do Castelo, among others. When I was in Porto, there was much to see and to visit. I have walked many hours in downtown, where I have enjoyed very much the historic buildings that transpire their past. The century-old thick walls, the façades tiled with beautifully painted blue-and-white tiles, the azuleijos. I also have walked along the Douro River, where I was observing the daily routines of local fishermen. The fisherman in the picture was keeping an expert eye on no less than five fishing rods.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 1999, 2001, 2003, 2017