Laninka from Canada has sent us a link to a beautiful Youtube video (actually a slide show) of old photos of Madeira Island from 1840 till 1960. It show mainly Funchal with its surroundings, landscapes, customs, how people lived and the types of public transport that were used during those years. Between the photos are also paintings and engravings of
This is another vintage movie of Madeira I found on Youtube, …. filmed in 1969 in a location somewhere in Funchal. This one shows the manufacturing of special fishing lines that was used to catch the fish Espada. The yarn was crafted and slicked with oil from crushed bark and roots. The film material is unedited (no sound), 16mm shot
Madeira has this month the International Fireworks Competition during Festival do Atlântico (Festival of Atlantic) in which 4 countries are competing, namely Italy, Russia, Germany and Portugal. For those that can not be here on Madeira to see the fireworks … just to give to you an idea how it looks like … here is an video of a previous
I just read that King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia will visit Madeira islands between July 30 and August 1 next. It was announced by the Portuguese Head of State, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, who along with his wife Maria Cavaco, will accompany the Kings on their three days of stay here on Madeira. The Spanish royal couple last visit to
No … we are not planning to renovate our house or to build a new one. Home is the title of a new “green-awareness” movie created by created by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. “Home” is an environmental documentary that is available today worldwide … in open-air spaces as well as theaters, TV, DVD, and the Internet at www.youtube.com/homeproject (untill 14th of June).