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In 2001, the city of Porto was Europeen Capital of Cultura, one of the manny events was the commemoration of the "Disaster of the Bridge of Boats" - 1809 -( This bridge was made by boats with a passage abouve ). The story is that during the invasion of Porto by Napoleon troops, the civilians run away from Porto trying to across the river to the other side, it happen that the bridge colapsed, and 24.000 people die drawn in that day.During this day in 2001, the commemoration day was called the "Bridge of Dreams" because a lot of events where remembered during all day.At night the disaster was remmembered, and at the same time, people ligth 24.000 candles at river-sides, it was a fantastic thing to see.
This photo is a little example that what happen all over the river-side.
The cities of Porto and Gaia stay lighted from 24.000 candles all along the river..

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