2012 - Funchal Daily Photo

31 de dezembro de 2012

wainting for the famous Funchal fireworks in the last day of the year

dezembro 31, 2012 0
wainting for the famous Funchal fireworks in the last day of the year
This is the last day of the year. In Funchal we have the famous fireworks at midnight. Because that the city and all island is full with tourists who came to see the beautifull fireworks in the the Funchal amphiteater. They came in airplanes and in cruise ships, like you can see in this photos. The last one show two ships positioned in one of the points where the fireworks will go to the sky. There are six cruise ships (Queen Victoria, Azura, AIDAsol, AIDAbella, Thomson Majesty and Boudicca) today in Funchal. All of them and more two, the Lobo Marinho ferry and the Ponta de São Louirenço tug, will do a horn concert, the "Madeira new year ships horns concert", at 19.15 hours. Will be a unic moment in Madeira island and in all world. I will try to record and tomorrow I show. One more words just to say that we whait two more cruise ships: Saga Saphire and MSC Divina.

30 de dezembro de 2012

29 de dezembro de 2012

27 de dezembro de 2012

26 de dezembro de 2012

sunset colors

dezembro 26, 2012 0
sunset colors

25 de dezembro de 2012

historic photo: a different christmas at sea

dezembro 25, 2012 0
historic photo: a different christmas at sea


Today is christmas day. I put this photo beacause I find it and because it's different. I take this photo in 90's in Eurosun cruise ship window. It's the way that people o work on board, far from they family, can celebrate these days to stay at home with our family.
So, I dedicat this photo to all who work on board.

24 de dezembro de 2012

constructions

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constructions

22 de dezembro de 2012

a long cat

dezembro 22, 2012 1
a long cat


Illusion. Yes, I wrote in this post title that's a long cat. But isn't. In reality there are my two cats: Pintas (behind)and Charlie.

21 de dezembro de 2012

20 de dezembro de 2012

19 de dezembro de 2012

an yacht in land

dezembro 19, 2012 0
an yacht in land
Today it's a restaurant, but the owners said that's an ex-Bealtes yacht. This days, the service is not like when they open it the Vagrant restaurant. It's smaller and in future maybe will close to creat a new offer in all area.

18 de dezembro de 2012

historic photo: Fábrica do Torreão

dezembro 18, 2012 1
historic photo: Fábrica do Torreão


The Fábrica do Torreão was a sugar cane factory, the biggest in Madeira Island. But the prodution decreased and all stop.
And what could be an museum to preserve the history the autorities decide to destroy all the buildind to create a public garden where we only can see the old cheimney.

17 de dezembro de 2012

16 de dezembro de 2012

two ships perspectivs

dezembro 16, 2012 1
two ships perspectivs


Two ships in Funchal harbour. On it's stop in Funchal port, and another is arriving "between" the Costa Cruises ship smoke.

15 de dezembro de 2012

14 de dezembro de 2012

13 de dezembro de 2012

12 de dezembro de 2012

The recovered The Ritz café in Funchal

dezembro 12, 2012 0
The recovered The Ritz café in Funchal



   Some decades ago this was a café. For any reason close and became a car stand for Toyota. This representantion chance to a modern building outside the center. Then someone have the idea to put again The Ritz. It Wassup open some weeks ago and it's a fantastic place to drink a coffe and eat a delicious cake.

11 de dezembro de 2012

10 de dezembro de 2012

9 de dezembro de 2012

our cat Charlie today sleep in the crib

dezembro 09, 2012 2
our cat Charlie today sleep in the crib
We did today our crib and all christmas decorative. And Charlie find there a confortable and hot place to sleep.

8 de dezembro de 2012

7 de dezembro de 2012

Universo de Memórias João Carlos Abreu

dezembro 07, 2012 0
Universo de Memórias João Carlos Abreu



The Universo de Memórias João Carlos Abreu is a museum. A different museum with memories from João Carlos Abreu, the responsble for many years about Madeira tourism. The museum it's a memory about all he's life and have a restaurant. This is the entrance with a fantastic light.

6 de dezembro de 2012

5 de dezembro de 2012

4 de dezembro de 2012

Calçada portuguesa in Praça do Município

dezembro 04, 2012 0
Calçada portuguesa in Praça do Município



This is the traditional calçada portuguesa. In this photo the es can see shapes that give us ilusions. What you see and imagine?

3 de dezembro de 2012

MSC Poesia shows Funchal city

dezembro 03, 2012 0
MSC Poesia shows Funchal city
One of these days, the italian cruise ship MSC Poesia left Funchal port. She goes slowly until east side of the Funchal amphiteather to shows the city and all of its beauty. Then reversed course and went west to America. It's a great gift to all passengers.

2 de dezembro de 2012

1 de dezembro de 2012

Funchal night view

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Funchal night view

30 de novembro de 2012

29 de novembro de 2012

no words

novembro 29, 2012 0
no words
the sunrise with Desertas islands behind

28 de novembro de 2012

a chimney in a pool

novembro 28, 2012 0
a chimney in a pool
Ilusion. Yes, at a first sight the cheimney it's in the pool, but, in reality, belongs to Thomson Majesty cruise ship in Funchal port. And all this blue it's the outside pool from Pestana Casino Park, a 5 star hotel in Funchal designed by the famous brazilien architect Oscar Niemeyer.

27 de novembro de 2012

26 de novembro de 2012

25 de novembro de 2012

24 de novembro de 2012

pause to sun in AIDAsol cruise ship

novembro 24, 2012 0
pause to sun in AIDAsol cruise ship
I take this photo this week, on monday. It's three crew members of AIDAsol cruise ship.

22 de novembro de 2012

a "new" chinese Bazar do Povo

novembro 22, 2012 0
a "new" chinese Bazar do Povo

21 de novembro de 2012

night view in Arriaga avenue

novembro 21, 2012 0
night view in Arriaga avenue
This nihgt view in Arriaga avenue, the most central street in Funchal city. What you see in the right is a bank. The other ways is to derive and walk.

20 de novembro de 2012

Almas chapel

novembro 20, 2012 0
Almas chapel
This a small chapel in Funchal city. Maybe the smallest in Madeira capital. This historic building in the rocks don't have much space inside. Pather just fits inside. The people stay outside. Normaly they don't celebrate nothing there. Only in special ocasions.

19 de novembro de 2012

a night view to "beco de s. sebastião"

novembro 19, 2012 0
a night view to "beco de s. sebastião"
This a small road in Funchal city. Near the cathedral. It's name is Beco (small road) de S. Sebastião. Is small and have not exit. During the day works a restaurant with stairs and tables in the space that we can see empty at night.

18 de novembro de 2012

door detail

novembro 18, 2012 0
door detail


I find this detail in an Funchal door. Not in an old door, but in an abandoned building.

17 de novembro de 2012

Charlie is sleeping

novembro 17, 2012 1
Charlie is sleeping

16 de novembro de 2012

15 de novembro de 2012

14 de novembro de 2012

old roofs in Funchal city

novembro 14, 2012 2
old roofs in Funchal city