Sunday, November 18, 2012

Azores islands

The Archipelago of the Azores is composed of nine volcanic islands. These 2 cards are from 2 of the island, S. Miguel and S. Jorge.

 Photo by Joana Santos
Joaninha has already been to S. Miguel more than once and she says this is one of her favorite places in the world. The Sete Cidades Lake is one of the most famous places in the Azores Archipelago, and once one there you’ll know why.
This is the biggest fresh-water lake in the Azores, situated in the volcanic craters that form the Island, constituted by two lagoons (the Green Lagoon and the Blue Lagoon) that form a wonderful scenery of great natural beauty, one of the symbolic images of the Archipelago, classified as Protected Landscape. - in:

 © Grafipost - Editores e Artes Gráficas Lda
São Jorge is an island in the central Azorean archipelago. São Jorge is a relatively long thin island with tall cliffs, and where the population (approximately 10,500 habitants) is concentrated on various deltas along the north and south coasts (its east to west length is 53 km and its north to south width is 8 km and its area is 237.59 km²). - in: wikipedia
This is a card from Urzelina, a village on the island. The card was sent by Lurdes.

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