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Madeira - 2009 Apr 20 - May 4

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EasyJet Flight EZY 8937 from Gatwick to Madeira
2009-04-20 08:19:13 Fr:094274 Sq:20081913
Over Brittany?
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Roger reading
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Ponta São Lourenço peninsula
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2009-05-07 17:15:02 Fr:mad_iow Sq:201100
Madeira (top) and the Isle of Wight shown on the same scale. (Shameless rip-off from Google maps.) The official maps are the Carta Militar (needs Internet Explorer). See also our visit to Arran another island of comparable size
2009-05-29 20:15:00 Fr:crossec Sq:201102
top is a cross-section through Madeira from west to east.
2009-02-18 18:16:59 Fr:dh068816 Sq:201110
(Image ripped off from 068816.jpg found somewhere on the web.) ++++ Madeira, Easter 1999, a walking holiday can be linked from the postcard ++++ List of Arciprestados / Paróquias can be linked from somewhere

2009-04-22 14:48:29 Fr:094357 Sq:202144829
AIDAaura cruise ship
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MS Independence of the Seas in Funchal harbour
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Five hundred years of development of naval architecture. The vessel on the left is a (presumably full size) replica of the Santa María de la Inmaculada Concepción which was the largest (!) of the three ships used by Christopher Columbus in his first voyage across the Atlantic in 1492. It does half-day trips along the south coast
2009-04-21 14:49:12 Fr:094319 Sq:21130610
The old and the new - small fisherman and big ship
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The upper part is a copy of this image which is linked to from this page about RMS Titanic. It has been scaled to match the Independence in size. Bear in mind that the red bits of the Titanic represent its 10.5 metre, below the water line draught. With a draught of only 8.8 metres and that towering superstructure the Independence seems awfully top-heavy.
Avenida das Comunidades Madeirenses
2009-04-21 13:02:20 Fr:094295 Sq:211309
looking east along the coast. Note how soon the cliffs begin.
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looking east of Monte
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looking east towards the fort
Mercado dos Lavoradores - link needed
2009-04-21 15:03:31 Fr:094323 Sq:21150331
The famous fish market was finished for the day when we arrived and was being cleaned up
2009-04-21 15:06:31 Fr:094324 Sq:21150631
The courtyard, where flowers, fruit, leather and other goods are sold
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The Independence of the Seas dwarfs the buildings in Funchal
town centre
2009-04-21 15:11:20 Fr:094328 Sq:21151120
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Jacaranda trees and bougainvilla
2009-04-21 15:23:21 Fr:094332 Sq:21152321
Homenagem a Bordeira - statue outside the Embroidery Museum
2009-04-21 15:23:54 Fr:094333 Sq:21152354
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bougainvillea grows out across the wires over the ribeiro
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Avenida Arriga?
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The Jacaranda trees contrast well with the yellow taxis
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Note the woman at extreme right taking a photograph. She appears in the same posture on the left of the previous!
2009-04-21 16:07:50 Fr:094340 Sq:21160750
Statue of João Gonçalves da Câmara de Lobos first captain of Funchal (wikipic of same statue)
2009-04-21 16:10:47 Fr:094341 Sq:21161047
Toyota showroom with traditional azulejos
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near the Marina shopping centre
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the Independence of the Seas seemed to be visible at the end of every street
2009-04-21 16:29:06 Fr:094345 Sq:21162906
Elisabeth of Bavaria. The flowers in her hand are real
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Farewell to the Independence of the Seas
2009-04-21 17:20:32 Fr:094350 Sq:21172032
In the old town restaurant area
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looking down on the Cimentos Madeira cement factory in Ribeira dos Socorridos
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the three chimneys on the right are on the Central Térmica da Vitória - the thermal power station with 16 diesel generators. Despite all that water (and a bit of wind power), this station generates 60% of the island's electricity


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