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Boat-Shaped bench, presumably reflecting the town’s fishing tradition:-

Boat-Shaped Bench, Peterhead

Fisherwoman statue. Again, a nod to the town’s heritage:-

Fisherwoman Statue, Peterhead

Peterhead Trail Plaque, The pends of Peterhead:-

Peterhead Trail Plaque

More Rochdale

I liked this frieze above the windows of Rochdale Museum:-

Rochdale Museum Frieze

Also these stained glass windows which seem to be on someone’s extension:-

Stained Glass Windows, Rochdale

Across the road from the Museum was a green park-like area with this iron pedestrian bridge:-

An Iron Pedestrian Bridge in Rochdale

Nearby was this statue of John Bright:-

Statue of John Bright, Rochdale

John Bright Statue, Rochdale

This spire-y thing is by the side of the road. I’ve no idea what it’s for:-

Roadside Spire

The town centre has this statue of sheep (rams):-

Statue of Rams, Rochdale Town Centre

And spot the dedication on the bridge (which I ought to have placed in yesterday’s post):-


Arrábida Bridge, Porto

Porto’s beautifully elegant Arrábida Bridge (Ponte de Arrábida) carries motorway traffic over the River Douro on the western portion of the ring road around central Porto.

From the River Douro:-

Arrábida Bridge, Porto from River Douro

Photo from Wikipedia (taken from the Vila Nova de Gaia bank of the river Douro):-

Arrábida Bridge

Statue on top of bridge pillar:-

Arrábida Bridge, Porto, Statue

Support pillars and statue:-

Arrábida Bridge, Pillar and Statue

Close up on one of the bronze statues (from Wikipedia):-

Bronze Statue on Arrábida Bridge, Porto

Arrábida Bridge looking back towards Porto:-

Arrábida Bridge Looking Back to Porto

Porto, Statues and Street Scenes

Coming out of Trindad Metro station we headed downhill. Almost the first thing we came across was this delightful pavement:-


Imagine that in a city in the UK!

It ran down by the side of an extremely impressive building which I believe is the City Hall:-

Buildings 1

The huge plaza below it led to a road junction beside which was an equestrian statue of Don Pedro IV (Dom Pedro IV – and I of Brazil) aka “The Liberator”:-

Don Pedro IV Statue, Porto

Further into the city I found this statue of Henry the Navigator, of whom I had learned when I visited Lisbon in my extreme youth:-

aStatue of Henry the Navigator, Porto

Henry the Navigator Statue, Porto

This road train just trundled along as we were in a leafy square in Porto:-

A Road Train in Porto

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