Tag Archives: History

Vintage Film Madeira 1927 – 1975

levadeiro/ May 16, 2011/ Events, Films, History, Images, Island, Life, Madeira, Madeira Islands, Past, People, Things To Do, Tips, Uncategorized, Video

VINTAGE FILM MADEIRA – Private collection of Hugo Reis – Year: 1927 – 1975. Production: Hugo Reis (www.hugoreis.com) This film will be exhibited at the ISLANDS.DOC Festival Date & Time: Saturday 21 of May at 15h00 Location: Centro das Artes – Casas das Mudas, Calheta – Madeira. Click here to see where Casa das Mudas is located Synopsis: Hugo Reis

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Columbus Festival – Festival Colombo 2011

levadeiro/ April 8, 2011/ Attractions, Events, Folklore, History, Images, Island, Madeira Islands, People, PortoSanto, Tips, Traditions, Uncategorized, Video

The Columbus Festival was first held in 2000 with the aim of launching a quality cultural tourism offer on the island of Porto Santo. This year it will be held from 15th till 17th of September 2011. The event is based around the historical figure of Christopher Columbus, who had close links with Madeira both as a sugar trader during

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Cais do Carvão

levadeiro/ April 6, 2011/ Archaeology, Funchal, History, Madeira, Past, Places, Sea, Uncategorized

Located in between the lido swimming pool and clubhouse Naval do Funchal (that was before Quinta Calaça), is the former Pier Wilson, now known as Cais do Carvão (Coal Wharf). The pier was built in 1903. From here many vapour-vessels passing were supplied with coal on their way through Funchal to America and Africa. The importance of coal in the

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Madeira and Lisbon 1932

levadeiro/ February 2, 2010/ Funchal, History, Madeira, Madeira Islands, Past, Uncategorized, Video

Another great vintage film about Madeira … this time its the year 1932. In the film we follow the voyage the cruise-ship Gripsholm, after six days crossing the Atlantic it reaches Madeira and then heads towards Lisbon. The first part of the Swedish film shows great historical coverage of Funchal in 1932. Enjoy!

Poço da Neve – Well of Snow

levadeiro/ January 30, 2010/ History, Life, Madeira, Madeira Islands, Uncategorized

Some things seems trivial nowadays, but in the past they were unthinkable, … for example ice. With the advent of refrigerators and other similar devices today it has become possible to have ice all year-round. Now … imagine 100 years ago …. how could one get ice? Only in winter and in the highest regions of Madeira, when it snowed

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