…… Another left on exiting Botónia and onwards down Rua de Cedofeita until we made a left on Rua de Miguel Bombarda, a street which is well known in Porto for its art galleries. We headed down Rua de Miguel Bombarda, passed the Centro Cultural Bombarda (a mini mall with an eclectic array of shops), where you can find another of Hazul’s artwork, until we reached the crossing with Rua do Rosário where we turned left and walked until we reached our destination.
Before I go on, I would like to say a very special thank you to Cláudia and her husband for opening up the shop to us on Monday as they are officially closed on Mondays. We were welcomed and allowed to browse their shop, Riera Alta, a shop that sells fabric and much, much more. Riera Alta is run by Cláudia and her husband since its opening in 2009 and is named after a street in Barcelona where Cláudia was first drawn into the wonderful world of (fabric) crafting. Since opening it’s door, it has expanded quite a bit, and that required them to move to a larger location in 2014, which is airier and has more space to host workshop.
We spent quite a bit of time browsing the lovely fabrics and notions. I went with the idea to get some batting, but obviously that is not the only thing I came away with.
Purchases made, wallets safely tucked away into our bags, it was time to say goodbye to Cláudia and her husband and head out to get some nourishment to enable us to continue on our journey……