Quintal Bioshop, the place where it all started for me!

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Do you like a cup of tea in a warm and peaceful spot? Do you like pies and cakes? And if I tell you that everything you eat in that place is completely healthy and free of pesticides and GMO (genetically modified organisms)? If you like the occasional art exhibition and if you need to buy something to fill your fridge with something healthy, then Quintal Bioshop is the place for you! Plus... It was there that I saw my first holga image, so it all started there for me!

Quintal Bioshop is located in Rua do Rosário, 177 in Oporto (Portugal), right in the corner with Rua Miguel Bombarda, the street with more art galleries in Oporto, being right in the art center of the city! It’s a store specialized in organically grown food and delicacies with great decoration and playing great music all the time. Also, it’s kind of the unofficial origami center of the city, holding origami gatherings usually once a month! It displays art exhibitions that range from sculpture to painting and, of course photography! Speaking of that…

My first contact with lomo and toy cams happened there! A friend of Monica’s (the shop owner) had put on an exhibition of Holga pictures and I just loved it! I was so amazed by those pictures that I needed to learn more about how to create those dreamy images! Well, an year later and a big collection of antique and toy cameras after I saw my first Holga picture I’m still a costumer of Quintal Bioshop, always eager to go there and see what fabulous dessert we can find to go with a nice cup of tea or coffee! Remember, if you are in Oporto, that’s a place you shouldn’t be missing!

written by babo on 2009-10-07 in #world #locations

5 Comments

  1. babo
    babo ·

    OMG! Just realized I forgot to post the links to the Blog and website! Silly me!!

    www.blogdoquintal.blogspot.com/

    www.quintalbioshop.com/

    Anyway, here they go... they`re in portuguese, but at least you can check it out if you want! Cheers!

  2. disdis
    disdis ·

    that looks a nice place!

  3. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    bom trabalho! deviam-te pagar a publicidade :p

  4. stouf
    stouf ·

    Such a pretty shop ! You shot it perfectly !

  5. afd_lsi
    afd_lsi ·

    Nice place to visit in porto!

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