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photoblog image Porto - the Pousada

Porto - the Pousada

 

Looking down on the Pousada from its gardens.  The older building on the right houses the public rooms, offices, meeting rooms, etc., while that on the left in red brick, houses the accommodation.  It's quite a mixture - the old building is the Palácio do Freixo, built in 1725 to the design of an Italian architect, Nicolau Nasonis, for the Dean of Porto Cathedral, who just happened to be a wealthy nobleman.  The red-brick building was a flour mill, constructed in the 19th century.  It has been very effectively transformed into hotel accommodation.

 

Porto - the Pousada

 

Looking down on the Pousada from its gardens.  The older building on the right houses the public rooms, offices, meeting rooms, etc., while that on the left in red brick, houses the accommodation.  It's quite a mixture - the old building is the Palácio do Freixo, built in 1725 to the design of an Italian architect, Nicolau Nasonis, for the Dean of Porto Cathedral, who just happened to be a wealthy nobleman.  The red-brick building was a flour mill, constructed in the 19th century.  It has been very effectively transformed into hotel accommodation.

 

comments (10)

there is quite the contrast between the two buildings Tom... i really like the the Palácio do Freixo.... and the view of the port in the background....petersmile
Tom Wilson: The palace is a handsome buiilding inside and out, Peter.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 30 Aug 2016, 04:26
Jolie vue d'ensemble.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 30 Aug 2016, 05:21
You have an eye for fine buildings, Tom
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Lisl
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Aug 2016, 05:42
So pleasing that the developers have not torn either building down, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Indeed! Too much has gone that way, but, fortunately Portugal was too poor for too many years for too much damage to be done. smile
What a lovely house Tom!
Tom Wilson: Very fine, with lovely river views.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Aug 2016, 06:21
Admittedly they do clash in size & substance but I do like to see old working buildings like this mill restored for modern use Tom
Tom Wilson: They did a very fine job on the old flour mill!
Isn't it wonderful how the poorest of places, like a factory, can be transformed into something desirable Tom.
Tom Wilson: Even though its original purpose is lost, the building is there.
That is one huge flour mill. The situation is nice here with the view of the river.
Tom Wilson: Yesterday's pic was taken from the hotel room window smile
they are both fine buildings in their own way, Tom. great shot from this view.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ayush.
Looks like a fine place to stay...

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