A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
002: Fisherman couple
When I was in Porto at the turn of the millennium, it was not hard to reach the mouth of the Douro River, which meets the Atlantic Ocean:: Foz do Douro. There was an electrical tram that went until several hundred meters from the Atlantic coast. I was accompanied by a friend, and we walked for some time on the quays along the river. We observed some local people, mostly families of fishermen, who were enjoying their leisure time with playing chess, chatting, or just staring at the river. Some fishermen were watching their fishing rods, others were active with their boats, fishing gear, or with cleaning and repairing the nets. It was November, sunny and quite warm, compared to normal autumn temperatures. The sun was shining faintly. In the picture is an older couple who sat on the quays; they were apparently watching the river mouth in front of them.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 1999, 2001, 2003, 2017