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Funchal, Madeira 013  
   

Funchal, Madeira 013

Oh, the romance.

April 28th 2011
Thursday April 28th, 2011 Atlantic Ocean East of Funchal, Madeira Latitude 32 degrees 42 minutes’ north- Longitude 16 degrees 02 minutes’ west Oh, the romance of it all. How can there be an island so fair and yet uninhabited and unclaimed until the 1400s? Sitting there about 500 miles off the coast of Africa is a lush, beautiful island that remained completely untouched until the Port ... 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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