A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
007: Foz do Douro sunset
The city of Porto is located at the Douro River, that ends in the Atlantic Ocean. However, Foz do Douro, that is also part of the city of Porto, is located at the mouth of the Douro River, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. A perfect location to watch an amazing, colorful sunset. That day, the ocean was very calm with little waves. Although it was November, it was quite warm that day and it was still a bit warm at sunset. The warm colors of this sunset also helped to feel ourselves warm. I was imagining what lies beyond the horizon, like people must have been imagining before the discovery of America more than five hundred years ago. That time, I could not have imagined that I would visit Portugal’s former colony Brazil, and even would live there, at the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. From where I can imagine the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, when I am at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 1999, 2001, 2003, 2017