Friday, July 06, 2012

DOURO RIVER, PORTUGAL... RIO DOURO, PORTUGAL...


My daughter Sofia at the bridge Dom Luís I over the River Douro, in Porto, Portugal. The river Douro is one of the major and beautiful river of the Iberian Peninsula, flowing from its source near Duruelo de la Sierra in Soria Province across northern-central Spain and Portugal to its outlet at Porto. It is the third longest river in the Iberian Peninsula after the Tagus and Ebro; its total length is 897 kilometres of which only sections of the Portuguese extension are navigable, by light rivercraft. The river meanders through northern Portugal to the ocean and the fascinating city of Porto. Porto is Portugal's second largest city and one of the most beautiful cities of the Iberian Peninsula.

Minha filha Sofia na ponte Dom Luís I sobre o Rio Douro, no Porto, Portugal. O Rio Douro é um rio que nasce na Espanha na província de Sória, nos picos da Serra de Urbião (Sierra de Urbión), a 2.080 metros de altitude e atravessa o norte de Portugal. A foz do Douro é junto às cidades do Porto, a segunda maior cidade de Portugal e Vila Nova de Gaia. Tem 897 quilômetros de comprimento. Este é o terceiro rio mais extenso da Península Ibérica.





Photos taken by Sofia de Amorim Mascaro.

36 comments:

  1. Linda filha e lindo rio!!beijo0s,tudo de bom,chica

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  2. Your daughter is so lovely!
    What a scenic river and city.

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  3. Sofia looks so happy and relaxed and beautiful in this very beautiful place....Once again, I get to see some place I would never get to see, through the eyes of the person who is there, on the spot!
    Wonderful Post, Sonia.

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  4. These are lovely photos, an area of the world I am not familiar with at all. Thanks for sharing.
    Anne xx

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  5. These pictures are making my feet itchy again ;) and somehow, I had extra fun reading this in English and Portugues!

    Bom fim de semana, Sonia. Muitos beijos xxx

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  6. Preciosas y lindas imagenes.
    Saludos y abrazos.

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  7. Beautiful. Have a good weekend.
    xoxox
    Melanie

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  8. What a beautiful place and it's nice to see your daughter. I was in Portugal once back in the 1970s, as a summer vacation when we lived in Holland; I remember very much enjoying it.

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  9. Brilliant and spectacular images of the river. And your daughter is very charming and beautiful !

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  10. Um País cheio de lugares lindos e os turistas sabem bem explorar.
    Sua filha e o Rio Douro! majestosa escolha pra conhecer ver rever.
    Parabéns a Sofia,pela beleza simpatia e pela oportunidade e privilégio de testemunhar tanta beleza.
    um abraço grande Sonia e um bom domingo.

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  11. Sonia, que linda a Sofia!!!
    E o Porto; tão bonito!
    Ela esta em Portugal?
    Minha Rebeca embarca para Lisboa no próximo dia 19. Fica uns dias em Roma a passeio e depois começa dois meses de estágios em Lisboa e Costa da Caparica.
    Muito bom...
    :)
    Beijo!

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  12. Sure it was great to see your daughter!
    That place is so beautiful and makes you feel very serene!
    Have a great weekend!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  13. Oh, someplace I've never been. Thank you for taking me.

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  14. Your BEAUTIFUL daughter...infront of gorgeous views! Thanks for sharing :) (check your email I have to tell you something)

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  15. Oh Sonia, such great photos!! Your daughter is so pretty!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos with us!!!

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  16. What expansive river/city scenes. Hello to Sofia - it looks like she's enjoying the landscape. Lovely!

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  17. Beautiful pictures and a pretty daughter ! I only have been in Algarve, never been in Lisbon.

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  18. I am sure that Sofia is having a wonderful time. Beautiful pictures. Now I am envious.... I need a vacation!

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  19. Sonia, we're both shooting rivers! Gorgeous...(your daughter too)

    a lone duck. What good eyes you have!

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  20. Wow, are you traveling with your daughter?? How fun!! This past week at work, I was sitting next to a woman who is going to China in a few weeks with her mom. I thought, what an amazing wonderful trip. It made me want to travel. I love that you posted these photos. I don't think I have ever seen photos of Portugal, ever, in my whole life! Thanks for your comment on my blog, and for checking in to say "hello" from time to time! I always enjoy hearing from you. Hope you are having a nice summer!

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  21. Somente o sorriso da sua filha supera a beleza das fotos! Parabéns, Sônia!!
    Bom domingo!! Beijus,

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  22. What an amazing city! And I didn't realize the river was so large. Wonderful photos of your daughter too. She looks like she is enjoying herself.

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  23. Oi Mãe! Adorei o post, obrigada!!!
    Gostei muito dos comentários, agradeço o carinho e elogios!
    Conhecer o Porto foi incrível, a cidade é belíssima!
    Abraços à todos :)

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  24. You have a beautiful daughter and a beautiful waterfront area. I love all the red tiled rooftops.

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  25. Boa Sofia, estiveste no norte... agora devias vir ao sul, às praias mais belas do país :o)

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  26. Oi Sonia
    Obrigada pelas passadinhas e comentários. Fico feliz de te-la mais perto.
    Vim também rever a beleza desse rio , que espetáculo de fotos,Sonia!
    Estou programando uma viagem a Portugal pra breve breve , vamos ver se sai.
    abraços e boa semana

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  27. Love these photos Sonia.
    So much lovely detail to look at.

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  28. I think it's time for another Flora photo essay. I miss her, and I miss that moment in my life.

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  29. Beautiful Sofia in a remarkable scenario. Great images! Abrazos

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  30. A Sô esta linda, nao mudou nada! Deve ter sido uma super viagem, lindas fotos! bjs

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  31. Querida Sónia
    A Sofia continua a embelezar as pontes portuenses!
    Desta podem ver-se as outras que ligam o Porto a Gaia,outra bela cidade!
    Agora há barcos turísticos,inclusivé um que é hotel,e onde pode passar a noite,que levam,quem quiser,da foz do Douro até à Régua,cidade vinícola da província de Trás-os-Montes.
    Obrigada pela divulgação.
    Um beijinho
    Beatriz

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