Saint John Festival: picturesque sailing crafts known as barcelos rebelos.

A story behind: Sailing craft, known as barcelos rebelos, run at 24th of June 2009 Saint John festival as photographed from our home.

Saint John at Porto, Portugal, is one of Europe's liveliest street festivals. For one night every year, the city of Porto goes absolutely wild.

Only 2 days are left for this year´s party. I´m so anxious ....
We start on mid-day 23th of June eating farturas and churros and pork sandwiches called bifanas. However, these are all second to fish Sardines—grilled and salted. Then we drink beer ( lots of beer ), pump up the hot-air baloons ( and thousands of them will be flying that night over the city ), watch the huge midnight fireworks and end up a night at the beach.

Location: Porto, Portugal

Gear: Nikon D80, Nikkor 70-300 mm

Aperture: f/3.5

Shutter speed: 1/200

Focal Length: 15 mm

ISO: 300

Date Taken: June 24th, 2009, 12:35