Vignette (photography) – any process by which there is loss in clarity towards the corners and sides of an image.
Vignette (graphic design) – decorative designs in books to separate sections or chapters.
Vignette (literature) – short, impressionistic scenes that focus on one moment or give a particular insight into a character, idea, or setting.
If you combine these definitions, you get the Android application Vignette, which processes the images quite nicely. The pictures in this post were all taken with the new phone by Dacian, who slowly became obsessed with this application, to my personal benefit.
The metro in Porto seems complicated at first, but it’s actually smartly organized. It’s both terrestrial and underground and you can recharge your traveling card in any station, even if it’s in the middle of nowhere. Plus, it’s in great condition.The bus is slower but it may be slightly cheaper on certain routes. As for other transportation, the ups and downs of the city combined with the narrow streets don’t allow much cycling. But there are plenty of Vespas <3
This is the first meal we had, somewhere downtown. We knew and liked this place from last year. In the foreground, check out a typical francesinha, which is a meat sandwich wrapped in cheese, with beer sauce – not my favorite meal, but quite a popular one here.
The vegetables/fruit/fish/stuff markets are wonderful to be in. You can see all sorts of people, all sorts of stuff and all sorts of colors. Here I am in the above picture in the central mercado – we didn’t yet manage to get there in the morning to enjoy it to the full.
There are apartment buildings on the beach, which is apparently the most expensive area to live in. It does look like the best area to live in! The weather was great these days but I would’ve liked to swim too – the water is freezing though and I couldn’t handle it.