|Host family leaves for four days on vacation. Thus, language assistant|
(that's me) leaves on four day vacation as well. Point of interest: Portugal.
Oporto. A beautiful city about three hours north of Lisbon.
|Saw most cathedrals, churches, bell towers, etc.|
Loved the architecture and tile work throughout the vicinity.
|Visited the Serralves Contemporary Art 'Museu', 'Biblioteca',|
and 'Parque'. "Truck Alphabet" in the Biblioteca.
|Grazia Toderi exhibition.|
Cityscapes- video, animation, and photography.
Something new (for me), definitely.
" . . . Artists are prisoners of trends."
Much truth in the statement.
|Pretty flowers of all types throughout the parque.|
|Perfect day- had been raining all week.|
Lush, tranquil, beautiful.
|This may or may not be the best hostel I've ever stayed in.|
Best in that it was clean- the beds, decor, and equipment
also on the newer side. Minus the fact that it smelled of body
odor off and on, this pick was great.
|Peeps at the gelato place, Cremosi.|
We are all now the best of friends.
Every day, every day.
|Pastries. Pastries. Pastries.|
|The BEST PASTRY I've had thus far in Europe.|
|Lots of markets, little shops, cafes.|
|Also stumbled upon the most ornate and gorgeous|
bookstore I have ever stepped foot in.
(Sorry B&N... Still love you though.)
|End result after having a complete stranger take|
a snapshot with the "bridge and city" in the background.
Oh wait, nowhere to be found. Pity.
|Casa da Musica.|
Oporto's "architectural statement".
|Took an evening to watch the Solistas da Sinfonica.|
Violin, Viola, and Cello.
I'm a huge sucker for anything that involves the Cello.
This, was terrific. Performed works by Mozart and Korngold
(first time hearing of him- nice name though right?).
|Girl from the mountains appreciates a good seafood meal.|
Fried prawns. Yumma.