Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thursday Old Urbanism


Old Town, Porto, Portugal

Seen above, the old town of the Portuguese city of Porto (or Oporto), known by its ancient Celtic inhabitants as Cale, and called Portus Cale by the Romans.  In the medieval period this name became by turns Portucale and finally Portugale, at last lending its name to the country in which it lies, as well as to the fortified wine produced in the nearby Douro Valley.  (Thanks to sunmaya for use of the photo.)

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