Category Archives: Images

Madeira Wine Festival

levadeiro/ September 8, 2010/ Events, Folklore, Images, Madeira, Traditions, Uncategorized, Wine

Beginning of September the grape harvest and wine making process starts on the island of Madeira, Estreito de Camara de Lobos. This is known as the Festa do Vinho da Madeira (Madeira Wine Festival) … Madeira’s oldest festival. The picking of the grapes, the Parade of the Pickers, treading the grapes and the whole ritual is a distinctly Madeiran tradition.

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Raizes de um Povo – Roots of a People

levadeiro/ May 3, 2010/ Folklore, History, Images, Island, Life, Madeira Islands, Nature, People, Traditions, Uncategorized, Video

We need to learn the past …. to understand the present … and prepare for the future. This magnificent project, created by Eduardo Costa Audiovisual Productions, aims an encounter with the valuable past, the Folklore and Ethnography of the archipelago of Madeira. It portraits in terrific details the daily life and activities the small nation in the past, but in

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Madeira Islands on your Bucket List

levadeiro/ December 1, 2009/ Images, Madeira Islands, Uncategorized

In the past Madeira Island was known as a place where most of the visitors where elderly people. Nowadays Madeira has declined that label and is now a location where there there is lot to do. A place where you can fulfill part of your bucket list.

The island above the clouds

levadeiro/ November 29, 2009/ Images, Madeira Islands, Uncategorized

Madeira, an island that rises about 6 km from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, reaching, even surpassing the clouds. Therefore Madeira has two surfaces, namely one above the sea and below the clouds …. another one above clouds. This photo gallery is dedicated to the second territory … that is surrounded by a white ocean and covered by a

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Madeira 1840 till 1960

levadeiro/ June 18, 2009/ Funchal, History, Images, Life, Madeira, People, Places, Uncategorized, Video

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

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