Monday, April 24, 2017

Quick visit to Amarante

Amarante is another last minute addition. It's a small picturesque town on a river. We happened to be in town on a Saturday, just the right mix of locals and tourists. The best part was getting to know another of Picasso's contemporaries, Amadeo de Souza Cardoso, who was born in Armante...The more of Picasso's accomplished contemporaries I uncover somewhat vindicates my prejudice against Picasso; at least in my mind.

The bus ride from Guarda to Viseu to Vila Real and through the Douro River Valley to Amarante was visually spectacular.
On road to Amarante, Portugal

Amarante is on the Tâmega River, a tributary of the Douro.
Amarante, Portugal

Our good fortune: the sole vegetarian restaurant in Amarante was nearby, open, and served a tasty curry dish as the prato do dia (dish of the day).
Amarante, Portugal

I suspect these folks are a hiking club as they were huddled over a thick binder of laminated topo maps. Not to mention the spiffy hats.
Amarante, Portugal

At the de Souza-Cardoso exhibit.
Amarante, Portugal

Amarante, Portugal

Scenic Amarante and the Tâmega River.
Amarante, Portugal

Amarante, Portugal

Amarante, Portugal

Amarante, Portugal

Amarante, Portugal



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