Portugal
2010-04-29 Oporto, Portugal looking across the Douro River at the old boats called "rabelo" which were used to bring the wine down from the uplands to the port area for aging

2010-04-29 Oporto, Portugal looking across the Douro River at the old boats called “rabelo” which were used to bring the wine down from the uplands to the port area for aging

2010-04-29 Oporto, Portugal looking across the Douro River at the old boats called "rabelo" which were used to bring the wine down from the uplands to the port area for aging a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter In the past the grapes were semi processed in the upland growing areas...
2010-04-29 Oporto, Portugal, Interior of the ornate Gothic church of São Francisco; the interior is mostly wood with sculptures of fighting the Moors

2010-04-29 Oporto, Portugal, Interior of the ornate Gothic church of São Francisco; the interior is mostly wood with sculptures of fighting the Moors

2010-04-29 Oporto, Portugal, Interior of the ornate Gothic church of São Francisco; the interior is mostly wood with sculptures of fighting the Moors a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Photo by Richard Sidey www.richardsidey.com San Francisco (Sao Francisco in Portuguese) was originally established in the 13th century by the Franciscans....
2010-04-29 View of Oporto, Portugal across the Douro River

2010-04-29 View of Oporto, Portugal across the Douro River

2010-04-29 View of Oporto, Portugal across the Douro River a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The picturesque City of Porto (pronounced Oporto because of the article "o" attached to the front) was an ancient Greek trading settlement known as Porto Cale from which the name Portugal derives. It was settled...
2010-04-29 Oporto, Portugal view of historic district from across the Douro River

2010-04-29 Oporto, Portugal view of historic district from across the Douro River

2010-04-29 Oporto, Portugal view of historic district from across the Douro River a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The old part of the city is composed of picturesque but rather dilapidated apartment houses with rickety balconies. From the exposed laundry few people have dryers and probably most do laundry by...
2010-04-29 Oporto, Portugal, the main square in the older part of the city

2010-04-29 Oporto, Portugal, the main square in the older part of the city

2010-04-29 Oporto, Portugal, the main square in the older part of the city a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Right along the Douro River there are a number of perfect little cafes with red metal tables where one can sit peacefully and sip a beer watching boats, trams and people...
2010-04-29 Oporto, Portugal a mannequin set up on a balcony with a "for sale" sign on an old building

2010-04-29 Oporto, Portugal a mannequin set up on a balcony with a “for sale” sign on an old building

2010-04-29 Oporto, Portugal a mannequin set up on a balcony with a "for sale" sign on an old building a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter A lot of the historic buildings seem to have been low rent apartments until recently. There are many for sale.
2010-04-29 Oporto, Portugal, the Ferreira Winery, storage of vintage port wines

2010-04-29 Oporto, Portugal, the Ferreira Winery, storage of vintage port wines

2010-04-29 Oporto, Portugal, the Ferreira Winery, storage of vintage port wines a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter We were told that Port does not store well once it is opened and must be consumed within a day or two. It does not age well once it is bottled unless it...
2010-04-29 Oporto, Portugal, the Ferreira Winery where they make different types of Port wine

2010-04-29 Oporto, Portugal, the Ferreira Winery where they make different types of Port wine

2010-04-29 Oporto, Portugal, the Ferreira Winery where they make different types of Port wine a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. Richard Sidey www.richardsidey.com www.travelwitholga.com twitter
2010-05 Hans Peter Reinthaler, Nicki D'Souza and Photographer Richard Sidey

2010-05 Hans Peter Reinthaler, Nicki D’Souza and Photographer Richard Sidey

2010-05 Hans Peter Reinthaler, Nicki D’Souza and Photographer Richard Sidey a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. Three favorites of the Prince Albert II take the sled downhill as Richard takes a self portrait. Biologist, Hans-Peter Reinthaler, Staff Assistant Nicki DSouza, and Photographer Richard Sidey in the street sled in Madeira. Richard took...
2010-05 Madeira Street Toboggans

2010-05 Madeira Street Toboggans

2010-05 Madeira Street Toboggans a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. Conrad Comink and Olga Stavrakis take a ride down the steep streets of Madeira, Portugal in the 150 year old tradition of street sledding in baskets which are translated as “toboggans”. You sit in baskets which zoom downhill along winding narrow streets,...
2009-01-17 Flying over the Atlantic and the African coast on the way to Ouagadougou

2009-01-17 Flying over the Atlantic and the African coast on the way to Ouagadougou

2009-01-17 Flying over the Atlantic and the African coast on the way to Ouagadougou a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter As we flew from the verdant island of Madeira the African continent cut the deep blue sea as a chunk of sand and rock. What is striking about Africa here...
2009-01-14 Madeira, Outside of Funchal Madeira agricultural terraces

2009-01-14 Madeira, Outside of Funchal Madeira agricultural terraces

2009-01-14 Madeira, Outside of Funchal Madeira agricultural terraces a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The island of Madeira is volcanic and mountainous so that agriculture terraces have been built for cultivation. If there were other areas with large fields, we did not see them on our drive. Here terraces are...