MEMBER CENTER: Join The Community, Be Recognized, Post, Share, Vote, Rate, Comment.

MEMBER CENTER: Join The Community, Be Recognized, Post, Share, Vote, Rate, Comment.

Create an account


In my lightboxes:

Porto By Night
Photo By Henrique Santos

  • Title: Porto By Night
  • State/Province/Region:
  • Country: Portugal
  • Nearest Area: OPOrto
  • Nearest Town: Oporto
  • Best Season: Spring
  • Description: Porto (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpoɾtu]), also known as Oporto (English), is the second largest city in Portugal. Its administrative limits (an area of 41.66 km²/16 sq.mi) includes a population of 220,000 inhabitants distributed within 15 civil parishes. The urbanized area of Porto, which extends beyond the administrative limits of the city, has a population of 1.1 million[2][3] in an area of 389 km2 (150 sq mi),[2] making it the second-largest urban area in Portugal. The Porto Metropolitan Area includes approximately 1.3 million people,[4][5][6] and is recognized as a Gamma-level global city by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Study Group. Located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Its settlement dates back several centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. Its Latin name, Portus Cale,[7] has been referred to as the origin for the name "Portugal," based on transliteration and oral evolution from Latin. In Portuguese the city is spelled with a definite article as "o Porto" (English: the port). Consequently, its English name evolved from a misinterpretation of the oral pronunciation and referred to as "Oporto" in modern literature and by many speakers. One of Portugal's internationally famous exports, port wine, is named for Porto, since the metropolitan area, and in particular the adegas of Vila Nova de Gaia, were responsible for the production and export of the fortified wine.[8]
  • Gear: Canon eos 550
This Photo Has Been Viewed 216 times
Keywords:  LightSun & Sky
  • Edit Image Details


You have been blocked from submitting comments.

Add Comment


Click here to view our Interactive Gallery Terms & Conditions.

Most Recent Gallery Comments

  • Re: Mt. Hood Sunset

    Re: Mt. Hood Sunset

    Posted on Wednesday 17 December, 2014 by Alena Nicholas.

    Beautiful Image! The colors and "feel" are wonderful!

  • Re: Evening Arch

    Re: Evening Arch

    Posted on Monday 15 December, 2014 by Alena Nicholas.

    Very nice set of "Arches" Stephen. Wasn't sure, but thought someone said one of the famous landmarks fell? Really enjoyed the "Double Windows" when there!

  • Re: Roma Falls

    Re: Roma Falls

    Posted on Saturday 13 December, 2014 by Kris Walkowski.

    Spectacular image.

  • Re: Moose With Deer-like Antlers

    Re: Moose With Deer-like Antlers

    Posted on Saturday 13 December, 2014 by Matt Berglund.

    That moose is a "spike" i.e. a very young juvenile, probably on his first year away from mom. His antler's will fill out further in the next few years.

  • Re: Feeding Time

    Re: Feeding Time

    Posted on Saturday 13 December, 2014 by Alena Nicholas.

    Very interesting post Donna and Mike on Moose/Antlers. Not sure what may have caused the change in antlers, but pretty sure the one will end up looking like one of these in a few years.