I took a few photos as I walked across the bridge. Rain was definitely on the way.
I was prepared to move quickly if a train came out.
It started to rain heavily so Nancy and I went into the train station, Sao Bento Railway Station. Inaugurated in 1916, the historical station is known for its beautiful tile (azulejo) panels that depict scenes of the history of Portugal.
There are approximately 20,000 tiles and date from 1905-1916. They were painted by the most important azulejo painter of the time, Jorge Colaco.
It was still raining when we left the station but we decided to head out and find a cafe for breakfast. We picked one with great food and took a few pictures of the patrons while waiting for our food.
Just outside of the cafe.
This shot was taken through the window of one of the cafes.
Here is a photo of Nancy.
The beautiful tiles were everywhere.
There was lots of colour in the streets with all of the umbrellas. We actually had a lot of fun photographing in the rain.
This nice couple were happy to pose for me. People in Portugal were very friendly.
An umbrella to protect the camera was a good idea.
The rain was pretty much finished by this time which is what I think this lady was thinking about. Next, the afternoon in Porto in nice weather. Nancy and I were actually very happy that it rained in the morning as it made for some interesting photo opportunities. We were almost sorry to see it end.