And you are?

Citizen Cane picks up his camera

The Royal Hotel, Porto And you are? 

Came across this wall in all its faded glory on the south side of the River Douro in Porto, northern Portugal just after, or was it before, going on a port tasting tour.  I like the two men talking together on the street, the faded lettering on the wall and the wonderfully crooked hotel sign with just a glimpse of Porto across the river under a cloudless sky. There is also just visible a mirrored reflection in the street of the hotel lettering.

The title of this mini holiday blog comes from the pompous tour guide, “Hello, my name is Bruno, I speak Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and English. And you are and what languages do you speak?”  Bruno was just too much, he was almost a parody of  himself, we ended up sampling much port of all kinds under the supercilious nose of Bruno and couldn’t wait…

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