This area is on my “To-Visit” list so I could not resist participating this week which got me digging into a little of the history of the region. 319 more words
It had been a long time since I had been by the sea. Not just on the coast – Genova, Marseille, and Barcelona all fulfilled that criterion – but by the sea, in a place that didn’t just have beaches and boats but instead focused on them, relied on them. 1,505 more words
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Some quintas in the Douro valley experienced one legendary moment. But Quinta da Boavista had two. The first came in May 1809 when Joseph James Forrester rented the quinta to work on his masterpiece, a detailed map of the Douro river.