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jeudi 12 janvier 2012

Madeira Part 2

Some call it antidotes, others try to create sunshine in the hearts
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here are some colorful and warm memories from last year's holidays in Madeira.

On the second day, we went to visit la Quinta Palmeira.



I still feel the difference of temperature once we came out of the sunshine into the cool shade between the trees.



I never got tired of any flower to be captured by the camera.



The garden is just above of the Rua da Levada de Santa Luzia where tourist can have a sleigh ride down hill.











It was a surprise to see here the budgerigars so happily flying round and those chicken were really cute.



Later we took the car for a drive round and then we visited the gardens of the Quinta Splendida, a luxury hotel with spectacular gardens with free access.
Those spikes on the bark of the tree (photo top right) were impressive.





From our hotel room with seaside view, we could wave good-bye to the Aida Blu which was just then leaving. We were happy to be able to stay a bit longer.



tbc

3 commentaires:

  1. How lovely to feel a bit of warmth and sunshine. The flowers are amazing, quite unlike anything here.

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  2. That must be quite a place – did you have a glass of Madeira while there? I like the picture with the bright poppy and the bee inside – but they are all lovely.

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  3. si si, in mezzo a tanta neve
    è bello veder il sole, grazie
    e bellissime foto.
    Un abbraccio
    Susy x

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