This airport is always mad

We left Porto early one morning last year and less than hour later we landed at Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport, our most visited of all European airports.

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MM 213: A View from the New York High Line

We walked the New York High Line one day during our stay in New York City last year. This shot is one of many photos I took of the many views along the way and will be my entry for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge.

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Our Sightseeing Cruise on the Douro

Our tickets for the yellow bus sightseeing tour of Porto (see here) included an hour-long cruise on the Douro River. So the next day we rode on the Dos Guindais Funicular down to the Ribeira district where we walked around for awhile (see here) and then hopped on a boat for our river cruise.

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MM 212: A Rabelo on the Douro

Leanne Cole has chosen Boats(s) as the theme for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge and I have decided to submit this photo I took last year of a rabelo sitting proudly along Cais da Gaia with Porto’s Ribeira district and the Dom Luis I Bridge in the background.

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Walking around Porto’s Ribeira Neighborhood

On our second day in Porto last year we toured the Ribeira District from the yellow bus which then took us across the bridge to Gaia. The next day we decided to return to the Ribeira neighborhood and explore some more but this time by foot.

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MM 211: Douro Cruise Boat

We just boarded a boat that looked similar to the one in the foreground of my picture when I decided I just had to take a photo of the boat we were gliding past with Porto’s Ribeira district in the background. This will be my entry to Leanne’s Monochrome Madness Challenge this week.

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MM 210: Porto’s Ribeira District

The day after we walked around Gaia on the south side of the Douro we rode on the funicular down to the north side of the river and walked around Porto’s Ribeira District. My entry for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge is a shot of a string of buildings on Cais da Ribeira not far from the lower deck of the Dom Luis I Bridge.

Buildings along Cais da Ribeira near the Porto entrance to the Dom Luis I Bridge. I processed the photo with Adobe Lightroom and Nik Silver Efex Pro.

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Here’s the color version of the photo:

The original raw file was processed in Lightroom to produce this jpg file.

In my next posting I will show you more photos of our Ribeira walk plus the hour-long cruise we took up and down the Douro.

Australian photographer Leanne Cole hosts the weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge. Drop by her website on Wednesdays (Tuesdays in Europe and North America) to see what Leanne and other photographers from all over the world are doing in monochrome these days.

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