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adias

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More Azorean landscapes
« on: October 27, 2016, 06:16:48 pm »

A few shots in São Miguel, Azores:

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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2016, 06:18:36 pm »

Another one:
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2016, 08:52:57 pm »

Very nice set. It seems to be quite a beautiful place.
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2016, 03:43:18 am »

I like #4 the best.

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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2016, 09:47:29 pm »

Beautiful, thoughtful compositions.  I really like the action in #2.

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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2016, 08:17:12 am »

I'm with Scott, #2 is my favorite! The whole set is very pleasant and I also like #4 and #1 a lot.
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2016, 03:45:52 pm »

Thank you all! The Azores are a terrific destination for unspoiled scenery and quaint towns.
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2016, 07:47:57 am »

Thank you all! The Azores are a terrific destination for unspoiled scenery and quaint towns.

Unspoiled... not really...
Men came around 1400 to the Islands and practically all the vegetation you find on the islands are now men made.
From Indonesia to Australia to Japan they have imported the plants they needed and liked.
Hydrangea/ Hortensia- you see everywhere on the island, is imported from Europe.
Some of the beautiful plants are locally considered as a kind of weed. A lot of the original forrest is taken down for pasture- it is the milkcow for Portugal.
The only original mammal on the island - a kind of chicken, was extinct already before 1600 because men brought hungry rats to the islands...
I think this island shows how only few men can change the environment in just a few hundred years..
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more information here     http://www.globalislands.net/greenislands/index.php?region=8&c=13

since it is a photo forum i will add two photo's taken 100m apart for the contrast..
It is just what you want to see  :)
and yes it is a lovely island...

PK

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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2016, 08:03:06 am »

The only original mammal on the island - a kind of chicken, was extinct already before 1600 because men brought hungry rats to the islands...
I have to wonder how "a kind of chicken" can be a "mammal."
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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2016, 08:27:11 am »

I have to wonder how "a kind of chicken" can be a "mammal."

Now you see how special this 'kind of chicken' was... :)

ergo little mistake
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Re: More Azorean landscapes
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2016, 09:07:48 am »

Unspoiled... not really...
Men came around 1400 to the Islands and practically all the vegetation you find on the islands are now men made.
From Indonesia to Australia to Japan they have imported the plants they needed and liked.
Hydrangea/ Hortensia- you see everywhere on the island, is imported from Europe.
Some of the beautiful plants are locally considered as a kind of weed. A lot of the original forrest is taken down for pasture- it is the milkcow for Portugal.
The only original mammal on the island - a kind of chicken, was extinct already before 1600 because men brought hungry rats to the islands...
I think this island shows how only few men can change the environment in just a few hundred years..
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more information here     http://www.globalislands.net/greenislands/index.php?region=8&c=13

since it is a photo forum i will add two photo's taken 100m apart for the contrast..
It is just what you want to see  :)
and yes it is a lovely island...

PK

Indeed, but you can not generalize. The Azores are 9 islands, I have visited 3 of them: São Miguel, Terceira, and Pico. In Pico (together with Faial, Flores, and Corvo), one can still find Nature more or less unspoilt. Pico has the largest natural reserve in Portugal, with the original (mountain area) vegetation preserved around the volcano.

Even in São Miguel, there is the Lagoa do Fogo, classified as the wildest beach in Portugal. All said and done, the Azores is probably one of the last places in Europe where a genuine contact can be had with Nature. If said Nature was transformed during the age of discoveries starting in the middle 1400's, well, that is still old enough for a lot of countries:)

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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2016, 11:02:30 am »

When i read the word' unspoiled' and saw all these ideal landscapes i thought to put things a bit in perspective.

A lot of 'Nature' is in fact man made; i would like to call them natural parcs.
They can usually exist only because we don't know anything to do with those parts; as soon as we find oil or some other economical interest - the nature becomes less important...
Even next to one of the few locations in Sao Miguel where they say vegetation is more or less authentic ( special permit to go there) they were cutting large quantities of wood.

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Re: More Azorean landscapes
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2016, 09:07:59 am »

A fascinating series of photos. Now we have you AND Paulo to show us this location!
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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2016, 11:36:42 am »

If you like fish it is one of the good places tot visit;

Some fish like this Boca Negra is very nice for dinner and at least in Europe hard to find.

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« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2017, 02:57:50 am »

Unspoiled... not really...
Men came around 1400 to the Islands and practically all the vegetation you find on the islands are now men made.
From Indonesia to Australia to Japan they have imported the plants they needed and liked.
Hydrangea/ Hortensia- you see everywhere on the island, is imported from Europe.
Some of the beautiful plants are locally considered as a kind of weed. A lot of the original forrest is taken down for pasture- it is the milkcow for Portugal.
The only original mammal on the island - a kind of chicken, was extinct already before 1600 because men brought hungry rats to the islands...
I think this island shows how only few men can change the environment in just a few hundred years..
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more information here     http://www.globalislands.net/greenislands/index.php?region=8&c=13

since it is a photo forum i will add two photo's taken 100m apart for the contrast..
It is just what you want to see  :)
and yes it is a lovely island...

PK

Gee! To me, and most reasonable people, it is unspoiled. Man is as much part of Nature as bugs, viruses et al.  Unspoiled  cannot mean that Man never stepped on the place. That religion implies that Man is alien on the Planet and that is simply wrong.
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