30 Jun 2009
This is a restaurant in Funchal, near the rock and sand black beach. The base of it it's a iacht that they say belonged to the Beatles. We can read that in the back of the iacht. That's a good proposal, said you. It was good if they don't put the Vagrant with many folk things what put it not minimally attractive.
29 Jun 2009
28 Jun 2009
A V on the roof of a convent (Santa Clara) in Funchal, a catholic monument in a catholic country, but democrate.
In Iran, the regime, which is far from a democracy, fears that the votes of the people to dethrone the force imposed.
This photo, with a V of victory, is my great honor to this great and fearless people who struggle with the force of reason, the strongest that can be used as followed Gandhi.
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27 Jun 2009
This photo was taken in Pestana Palms Hotel gardens, a four star hotel by the sea. It's near from other hotel, the five star CS Madeira and from Lido, the most popular public bathing complex in Funchal.
26 Jun 2009
The photo shows what Madeira newspaper Jornal da Madeira and Diário de Notícias put on today editions with the death of Michael Jackson. It's my little tribute to the king's pop. The world was, bound, poorer.
25 Jun 2009
24 Jun 2009
23 Jun 2009
The sculpture that we see in the photo wants to be a tribute to the Madeiran businessman who has a day dedicated each year on May 21. Is located on the sidewalk of the Avenida do Mar (Avenue of the Sea), the major marginal in the bay of Funchal city.
22 Jun 2009
This picture of the ribeira (name in portuguese, thar means like a small river) of Santa Luzia, one of three that cross the city of Funchal has been covered by bougainvilleas, a plant that exists in many colors. Originally from Brazil is very common throughout the island.
However, one day, your weight has caused fall. Had to start all over again and had to fix everything again and so can re-grow and cover the ribeira, which is already happening.
This plant belongs to the family Nyctaginaceae and its flowers in summer attract the attention. The most common is the color purple as these.
21 Jun 2009
The 22º Madeira Classic Rally is held between the next 24 to 26. For that much, many old cars, that change daily, stay in exhibition on the Avenida Arriaga, in Funchal (the most central of the city). These are some of the models that we can see these days.
20 Jun 2009
This photo shows two great works in Funchal maid for two big names of arts and architecture in the world.
The statue, designed by the Lagoa Henriques, is the Empress Elizabeth, better known as Sissi, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which came to Madeira twice. Although there are other interpretations, came for the first time in November 1860 for health reasons. The island was known as therapy office, with a favorable climate for the treatment of tuberculosis.
The life of Sissi finally became a myth.
This statue in bronze and naturtal in size, is a tribute the city of Funchal.
As for the building, besides being a flagship hotel of the city, the Pestana Casino Park, built in the gardens where Sissi was there, is a result of the pencil of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeier.
19 Jun 2009
The Pacif Dream cruise ship came to Madeira all friday with tourists, much of them are from Portugal. A few are from my island, named Madeira, and the others are from continental territory. But, in this Pullmantur's ship, there are passengers from others countries.
In this photo I show a different perspective to see the ship and Funchal bay.
18 Jun 2009
17 Jun 2009
16 Jun 2009
15 Jun 2009
14 Jun 2009
Confeitaria Felisberta or Patisserie Felisberta, in english. This is the name of one of the most famous cake shops of the city of Funchal, situated in Rua das Pretas. However, what we see in the photo shows that, unfortunately, is closed. Closed to the public, who never had access to wonderful recipes of cakes and sweets where each customer could serve up, and closed his knowledge.
The patisserie was closed for many years, and shows the deterioration with the name about to disappear. Unfortunately nobody is interested to recover it. I have the perception that this type of offer differentiates a destination such as Madeira.
13 Jun 2009
In Funchal there are three ways to send the mail. Besides the green mail, which is inside the station and is for those who purchase the packages in pre-payment, there are these two landmarks. The red is for normal mail, the traditional. And the blue, where we pay for mail to goo faster. Is called the blue post or Correio Azul, in portuguese.
However, this offer is not very well perceived by thousands of tourists who visit us. So often are in doubt which should put the postcards with images of the island of Madeira.
12 Jun 2009
The Aida Cruises ship "Aidabella" in the port shown an interesting mix in this picture with one of the most emblematic hotels in the city, the Pestana Casino Park, designed by the great brazilian architect Oscar Niemeier.
11 Jun 2009
This is one of the views of the Cathedral of Funchal (the tower on the right) most photographed. It is captured through the "Largo do Chafariz".
The tower on the left belongs to a typical building of the city where it is today the Santander bank.
10 Jun 2009
9 Jun 2009
Madeira ice is a different way to drink this world famous wine produced in Madeira island many centuries ago. This particular car is one of five Smart with this design to promote the Madeira wine, sweet, with ice a limon. Tastefully. During the summer months, this cars and others marketing action will sensibilze the residents and foreigners to taste it.
8 Jun 2009
On more photo from last saturday when the fireworks competition about the Festival of the Atlantic started with Italy.
The Festival of the Atlantic is an important event in Madeira island, where Funchal is the capital.
Is an relevant event that combines entertainment and culture. It has three components: the Madeira Music Festival, the International Fireworks Competition and performances by philharmonic bands in the city centre.
These photo is from last saturday when the fireworks competition started with Italy and it's company Parente Fireworks.
Next saturday will be Russia, with it's company Pyrotechnic Yards of Peterholf, and, in next, on 20th will be Germany, with it'sm company IP Innovate Pyrotechnick.
Finnaly, on 27th Portugal, with it's company Macedos Pirotecnia, close the festival.
However, Portugal, as an organizer, not to enter the competition.
7 Jun 2009
6 Jun 2009
The Pullmantur cruise ship "Pacific Dream" began yesterday to make weekly cruises in the Atlantic, with passages in Funchal on Friday. Replaces the "Atlantic Star" that has been positioned to make travel in Brazil. Was planned to make more connections to Madeira, but the H1N1 virus that emerged in Mexico unfortunately, at this stage, chase tourism away and the company decided to withdraw the ship from Acapulco and put it on this side of the Atlantic, with stops in Gibraltar, Morocco, Lanzarote, in Canary islands and Madeira. I was on board the ship and left me very good impression with crew friendly, starting with the capitan Antonio Alonso, a native of Bilbao, the Basque Country, in Spain.
5 Jun 2009
4 Jun 2009
3 Jun 2009
There are hotels such as Reid's Palace, which you see in this picture, which don't need presentations. It is the oldest hotel of the island of Madeira and the most luxurious. It belongs to the international Orient Express Hotels.
2 Jun 2009
This pink balcony is part of one historic house with big garden, named quinta in the island. It's situated in city of Funchal, capital of Madeira. Has a privileged view to the sea and the bay of the capital. It's a fifth built over the centuries XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX and XX.
Nicholas of the residents here and Tuelière Conde de Lambert, Queen Adelaide of England, Empress Elizabeth of Austria, Archduke Maximilian, the Prince of Oldenburg, the Duke of Leuchtenberg, D. Amélia, Empress of Brazil and his daughter Maria Amelia.
Today is the official residence of the Regional Government of Madeira that acquired it in 1979. His name was then the Quinta das Angústias (anguish). Today is Quinta Vigia.
Since that time it began a series of works, both in gardens and in buildings, before the official residence was a school of music until 1984.
Can be and is visited daily by tourists.