Photographer's Note

Today I'm back again after a long time away from here.
I'm back from my holidays at Madeira Island so my next photos will came from this beautiful place at the Atlantic Ocean.
This one is the typical postcard of Madeira but I couldn't resist the beauty of this colorful little houses.
This houses are placed at Santana a beautiful village on the north coast. These small houses built of natural stone and thatched with straw have served the locals for centuries as stables and dwellings.

This region lives essentially from agriculture, craft work and tradition. The mountainous landscapes are dominated by the lush green that characterizes the Laurissilva Forest, which was classified World Heritage by the UNESCO, encouraging the locals even more to do everything for maintaining their beauty.

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Additional Photos by Teresa Travassos (TeresaT) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1507 W: 70 N: 3013] (10806)
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