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Mercardo dos Lavradores

The tiled wall beside the entrance to the market with a couple of the costumed flower sellers
A trip down memory island

April 23rd 2012
Please have violins handy - this blog contains nostalgia! Once upon a time... well, in 1972 actually, my wife and I were married. We still are! We spent our honeymoon on Madeira, that Portuguese, mid-Atlantic island 520 kms (320 miles) from the African coast and 1000 kms (620 miles) from the continent of Europe. It was a picturesque, tranquil, slightly old-fashioned place, beloved of the blue-ri ... read more
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Portuguese Flag Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil a... ... read more
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