Porto - Portugal - Avenida dos Aliados, Torre dos Clérigos, and Back to the Douro

We looked toward Porto's Torre dos Clérigos as a beacon and set off in that direction in search of a bite for lunch.
We detoured around Avenida dos Aliados and admired the old city hall.
Public tables and chairs were set up to encourage socializing.
A bit of street art was a fun contrast to the more historic looking buildings.
Colorful embellishments added style to the posh neighborhood.
This building looks like it might have once been a theatre given the prominence of Comedy and Tragedy in the trim.
We strolled further and marveled at how inexpensive port wine is compared to other parts of Europe and the U.S.  It pays to get your drink at the source!
We emerged into the shadow of Torre dos Clérigos.
Around back we discovered a stylized sculpture of a Bishop of Porto.
We detoured into Lello e Irmão bookshop, a must stop on many a tourist's list.  The interior continues in the delightful Art Nouveau style that you see outside.  Unfortunately, photos aren't allowed so you'll have to travel there yourself to see it.
We sat down for a civilized two course menu of the day at Club 3C.  Butternut squash soup and fresh bread got us underway.
We admired the quirky decor while waiting for our mains.
Sea bass and pork medallions rounded out the meal.  This was definitely a good, high end spot for lunch in this part of town.
We decided to head back toward the Douro River for a trip out to Foz.
En route, we passed a few fun embellishments that I thought I'd share.  This giant surprised us from behind the door of Porto's puppet museum.
An antique thermometer hung on the wall of a building.
I liked this over the top display of spectacles.
Just around the corner from the tram (our final destination in this leg of our trip), we spotted these lovely little fellows.  All Hail Dog.

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