Atlantic

12/07/2019 09:39
The Portuguese capital has five tram lines in its public transport network, some of them equipped with old cars that have been reset to keep them fit. Among them the most classic is the one that follows the line number 28, able to ride up the hard slopes on the way to Alfama neighbourhood top...
19/07/2018 11:07
On Douro River banks, before its waters melts in the Ocean’s, they say that one of Jason’s Argonauts called to find a city in the place where, years after, Greeks or Romans would introduce the crop of the vine. Barely dominated by the Arabs soon was formed a county called Portucale that finally...
13/12/2017 10:20
Portuguese capital, as the Italian one, Rome, extends, in an almost mythical way, over seven hills, a fact that favours to find out high points, belvederes or miradouros, from where scrutinize its neighbourhoods from above. One of the highest and probably the most preferred by Lisboners is the one...
03/03/2017 10:04
La Viña – vineyard - neighbourhood, one of the most popular in Cadiz old town, was named so for an obvious reason, vines grew up there, one of the lowest areas in the city. On Sundays noon, some restaurants set up their tables out. Customers enjoy fried fish and other delicacies of Cadiz cuisine,...
10/03/2016 09:18
Madeira is an extremely mountainous island with peaks almost reaching 6,500 feet above sea level and then dropping sharply over valleys, gorges and cliffs, to the point that one could say the airport is literally upon the sea waves because there’s no place anywhere else to be build. That’s no fully...
13/08/2015 13:50
In ancient times Western world just ends where the Pillars of Hercules stood, the Gibraltar Strait. Beyond, indeed, there were more waters but to go anywhere, as was believed they were poured down into the void. That was the reason that for years, centuries, the Atlantic Ocean was known as the...
25/01/2015 13:38
Finistère mean anything else than end of the earth. Is where the sea begins. Romans thought it when they named the region. Moreover they believed that abruptly ended pouring waters to the void just beyond the horizon. French believe the same as they retained the name for the Brittany westernmost...
22/07/2014 11:01
Abby’s fault. With her blue eyes and wide smile misleadingly Nordic covered with a country’s wool hat, as a modern Circe, tried to seduce the traveller and lure him to her island straight from the tourist office site. Lure him to her Shetland Islands, beyond Scotland’s bounds or where Britannia...
13/01/2014 16:12
In Zona Velha, downtown Funchal on the Portuguese island of Madeira, there are many restaurant terraces that extend their tables and menus up to the street. There are also some art galleries that seem to emerge shyly. With more strength have mutated, since early 2011, the doors of homes and...
11/12/2013 10:52
The best one is undoubtedly the west tower of the New Cathedral. From there whole bay it’s seen, from Puerto de Santa María to Puerto Real, westward the endless ocean. But also is distinguished a small myriad of small turrets, undaunted, projected attention to the blue surface of the Atlantic. They...
11/12/2013 10:48
In the tiny and dispersed village of Clonfert, in the district of Galway, and near to the cathedral is a small and silent forest, which easily awakes the desire to walk in. A metal door in the wall gives access. On the fence a sign posts San Brandan Tree and Nuns Walk. No need to walk far in the...

Graciosa, Canary Islands, Spain

Ilhéu da Cal, Porto Santo, Portugal

Mare Tenebrosum and the bound of the known world for centuries its mysteries began to fade with the fifteenth century European voyages of discovery and conquest. Mysterious islands and mythical lands began to be incorporated into the sea charts although even in the nineteenth century expeditions were still send in the finding of the fantastic island of St. Brandan, which, for a long time it was believed the eighth of the Canary Islands. Very much earlier, in the North, Norwegian and Icelandic sagas collected the testimony of those who sailed along the cold down to settle in Newfoundland long before came news of the New World.

Lerwick, Shetland Islands, UK

Costa da Morte, Galicia, Spain

Sagres, Portugal

 

 

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