Cacti are used to create a fence below the cars.
Close up of the cactus fence
When I saw this telephérique, I said "I bet that was built by Austrians" and sure enough it was. See Rancho
for another by Doppelmayr
Me at ease. Teleférico in the background
Looking to the harbour with AIDAaura moored there
In 2016 August there was an extensive wildfire
here. Six weeks later Frank Ardley took this view from the telephérico. The hillside is totally bare. On the left we can see things like fridges scattered on the ground.
Follow the maps link and look at Google StreetView to see the lush vegetation that was there before.
Looking down to Ribeira Quinta Grande
Cruz da Caldeira
is meat on a long skewer. It is brought to your table on the skewer and hung up. In this restaurant they have holes in the table and in the tablecloth to take the stand.
Also visible in this picture is another Madeiran speciality milho frito
- fried cornmeal cubes
Encosta Cabo Girão
looking down to the villas. The location means that the HPB site may be cool and in cloud when it is sunny in Funchal
the view from our bedroom window.
Stayed in this unlikely article
for all of four days until some mean-minded person said
image removed - not in the UK, this article doesn't need photographs anyway
HPB have created a path with an artificially tidy levada passing through the site. The real Levada do Norte runs nearby.
These tiny lizards scuttle over all the baclonies
HPB site at Encosta Cabo Girao
Jardim Tropical Monte Palace
Lilies grow in profusion beneath these dramatic tree ferns
Looking down through the garden towards Funchal
(Image ripped off from somewhere on the web.)
The tallest vase in the world according to the 1992 Guinness Book of Records. 5345 mm high.
Now beaten by a clay pot in Taiwan
There seem to be very few dogs in Madeira and most of those we saw were asleep
Koi carp ponds
Ancient olive tree and lavender
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