Category Archives: Nature

Pico Ruivo (video)

levadeiro/ March 5, 2012/ Films, Images, Island, Madeira, Madeira Islands, Nature, Uncategorized

Pico Ruivo, Madeira Island, by Joel Sérgio Pereira Pico Ruivo – Madeira Island from Joel Sérgio Pereira on Vimeo. When playing click on the Expand-icon to watch the video in Full Screen mode. Press Esc to get back. Pico Ruivo is the highest peak on the Madeira Islands. It can be reached only by foot, usually either from Pico do

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Madeira Nature … a Festival of Colors and Biodiversity

levadeiro/ October 7, 2011/ Madeira, Madeira Islands, Nature, Things To Do, Travel

Madeira … a Portuguese archipelago, that is the outermost region of the European Union, has a very high green biodiversity, and in combination with the ocean, mountains and sky it creates a real festival of colors. Madeira is an unique and mysterious island with its stunning rock formations, subtropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting and vivid turquoise waters

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Pico Ruivo Time-lapse – Madeira

levadeiro/ May 22, 2011/ Films, Madeira, Madeira Islands, Nature, Things To Do, Uncategorized, Video

An excellent (time-lapse) video made by Hugo Câmara (photographer) …. 1862 meters (6107 ft) high above the clouds … Pico Ruivo. Pico Ruivo, the highest peak on the Madeira Islands, which usually one could reach via Pico do Arieiro (a strenuous hike), but that path is temporary closed due to repair. Advice is to do it from Achada do Teixeira.

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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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What visitors really want?

levadeiro/ March 11, 2010/ Attractions, Folklore, Fun, Funchal, Island, Madeira, Madeira Islands, Nature, Places, Things To Do, Travel, Uncategorized

The German television company WDR has broadcast at the beginning of this month in their weekly travel program Wunderschön! (Beautiful!), a 90 minutes report of Madeira “Blumeninsel im Atlantik” (Island of Flowers), presented by Tamina Kallert. WebTV Madeira “Blumeninsel im Atlantik” (90 min. German) Although it is in German and 1 hour and a half long … it is worth

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What happened exactly?

levadeiro/ February 21, 2010/ Madeira, Nature, Question, Uncategorized

Could this phenomenon happen? is maybe one of the most asked questions when looking at the (awful) images that took place last Saturday here on Madeira. There was no tropical storm … no hurricane …. no cyclone … no devastating hard winds … no tsunami-like waves. Just lots of rain …. plus the fact that …. Madeira is an island!

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Madeira Waterworks

levadeiro/ December 29, 2009/ Films, Fireworks, Madeira, Nature, Sea, Uncategorized, Video

Filmed yesterday … edited in the evening and uploaded at midnight. Result …. a dramatic film (thanks to the music added by Youtube) of the fury of the waves at the marina of Lugar de Baixo. It is just as spectacular as the New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Funchal (that will take place in a few days). So here is

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Home – The Project

levadeiro/ June 5, 2009/ Life, Nature, Uncategorized, Video

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).

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