Boavista, Oporto

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Boavista roundabout in Oporto, Portugal. On the left a monument to the heroes of the peninsular war. For those unfamiliar to this war it was the war that joined the english and the portuguese against the Napoleon’s french army in the iberian peninsula, between 1808 and 1814. The authors of this monument are the architect Marques da Silva and the sculptor Alves de Sousa. In the middle, the “Casa da Música” (House of Music) by the famous Rem Koolhaas. The Dutch architect is famous for his very odd builts..

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