Jo in Oporto

Bristol and Oporto are two of my favourite places in the world, they share a lovely combination of interesting and varied environments both in terms of nature and architecture, and both have a lively cultural and artistic life.

During the Imagem project much of my time was devoted to organising and managing the work, but fortunately there were times when I could explore them through my camera, something I very much enjoy.

I first went to Oporto in 2002 through Knowle West Media Centre and was stunned and captivated by the ageing beauty of the old town, Ribeira. I felt as if I had stepped back into the previous century - its buildings are five or six storeys tall and have ancient beams and original features which reminded me of Dickens. The colourful tiles which adorn many of the fronts of houses add a very Portuguese character and make them individual and vibrant. As well as this, the city boasts many amazing architectural structures, a fantastic shopping centre, many lovely bars and restaurants, and a beach!

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