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Azores - 1

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by pbizarro, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. pbizarro

    pbizarro TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 24, 2014
    Portugal
    I just came back from a 5 day holyday at Pico island, in the Azores. The Azores archipelago has 9 islands, all very different. The main characteristic of Pico is the 2351m high volcano; the island is one of the most recent, and so the volcano has not blown up yet:)

    It is normally covered with clouds and mist. I went up the trail to the top on my 50th birthday last week, with wife and two kids. A great adventure, spent the night camping in the crater.

    I have started processing my images, this is the initial batch:

    1. Criacao Velha vineyards, Unesco world heritage. These plants have to face the fierce storms, and are 400 years old. The Pico wine is famous.

    2. Pico volcano seen from Lajes do Pico.

    3. Faial island seen from Madalena do Pico.

    4. Windmill at Sao Joao.

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  2. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Nice series, #1 and #4 are my favorites.
     
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  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Fascinating place! Nice shots, especially #2 for me ;)
     
  4. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Beautiful place, and an nice way to commemorate your 50th.