Atlantic

The Island of Madeira

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...

Atlantic Ocean, the Tenebrous Sea

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...

Where the Sea Begins

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...

Shetland, the Cats' Islands

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...

Open Doors Art in Funchal

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...

Cadiz Watchtowers

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...

Saint Brandan Island

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