The City of Thousand Balconies

From my parent’s homeland, the Portuguese city Portu spread on some huge hills. What you do is going up and down, up and down. And your eye always catches someone’s balcony. Portugal doesn’t exist without balconies. They are not just part of a room, they are an important attribute of Portugal life. And life on a Portugal balcony is boiling! Here’s an elderly lady hanging linen, here’s a man slowly smoking out rings, in the morning people drink coffee on balconies, in the evening they stare at passers-by… A bachelor yawns after waking up, a dog waits for an owner from work…

Absolutely anything and more – tables and chairs, pink basins, flowers and plates. As you have already understood the post will be devoted to balconies, so meaningful in Portugal!

By the way, tile is not only for decoration, in hot weather it plays the role of an air conditioner.

The rooms must be really narrow in this houses!