lanterns between historic buildings

a viewpoint at The Cliff Bay hotel

the cruise ship AIDAsol (... sun) at night

a cathedral escorted by two sailboats

a small river (ribeira) with authentic walls

ancient and modern architecture in the same space

a hotel of the best soccer player in the world

MSC Cruises makes regular stopovers in Madeira

the cruise ship Mein Schiff 2 and the city

a very tropical pool in a hotel in Funchal

interior perspective of a christmas tree

today begins the spring

an empty ship with passengers visiting the island

a folk group in front of the cathedral

a late afternoon in the winter with good weather

the hotels bay

the pleasure house

a different perspective from the AIDAblu

another Madeira cruise ship, yes or not?

happy birthday to my wife Mafalda

a tapestry and flowers from Madeira

the new Savoy Palace is being built where before was the historic Savoy

Belmond Reid's Palace sea access

the cathedral is being rejuvenated

Pestana CR7 Funchal

a green hotel (Pestana Carlton Madeira)

a child's drawing on cement ... and a lizard

a view of the city from the MSC Magnifica

a secular construction stronger than the waves



O Cais do Carvão foi contruído nos primeiros anos do século XX. Com o declínio da utilização do carvão como força motriz dos navios, a infraestrutura perdeu influência e foi abandonada até hoje.
No entanto, aquele património edificado tem mostrado que foi construído com mestria. Embora uma parte tenha sida levada pela força de algumas ondas, a parte principal do emprendimento evidencia que nem sempre são necessários os inestéticos tetrápodes para proteger.
Ao longo da sua existência, o Cais do Carvão tem sido fustigado com ondas como estas que se pode ver na fotografia e outras muito piores. Mas aquele edifício e o cais não cedem.

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The Cais do Carvão (coal) was built in the early years of the 20th century. With the decline in the use of coal as the driving force of ships, the infrastructure has lost influence and has been abandoned to this day.
However, that built heritage has shown that it was built with mastery. Although a part has been carried by the force of some waves, the main part of the enterprise shows that the unaesthetic tetrapods are not always necessary to protect.
Throughout its existence, the Cais do Carvão has been whipped with waves like these that can be seen in the photograph and other much worse.  But that building and the dock do not budge.

the oceanic patrol vessel Tejo

a different perspective of Largo Severiano Ferraz