Tag Archives: Porto

The Most Beautiful Bookstore in the World ?

Over the past few decades nearly every listicle on the world’s “most beautiful bookstores” has included the incredible Livraria Lello in Porto, Portugal. I am embarassed to admit that although I was briefly in Porto, I never made it to … Continue reading

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A Window on the World

The Portuguese photographer André Vicente Gonçalves has created a stunning project titled “Windows of the World.” The impressive collection of urban photos captures the idiosyncratic personality of each European city that he visits. You can see the entire project and … Continue reading

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Obrigado, Porto

I only had a brief visit to Porto, but this charming video has inspired me to spend more time there the next time that I’m in Portugal. “Thank you, Porto” is a sweet tribute to Portugal’s second city by director … Continue reading

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Portugal by Design

It’s been way too long since I’ve visited Portugal and these marvelous travel posters have me checking-out airfares. The colorful work is all created by Porto-based artist Rui Ricardo. Along with these marvelous pieces, and other fantastic travel posters for … Continue reading

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Cartography Can Be Fun

You won’t find any of these terrific, one-of-a-kind maps in a typical travel guidebook or in a travel magazine Many of these charming cartographical gems are created by professional artists or illustrators, but some of the most engaging maps are … Continue reading

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