Category Archives: Madeira

Espada and Bananas.

It was the last full day of our holiday in Madeira and we booked a table at the Atlantic Restaurante on the Estrada Monumental for a spot of lunch. The setting was ideal with a table by an open window … Continue reading

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The Red Bus Tour

We wanted to explore the area in and around Funchal and we decided that the best way to do it was to use the Red Line sightseeing bus. It is an hop-on  hop-off service with a choice of 21 stops … Continue reading

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Golden Moments, Afternoon Tea at Reid’s Palace Hotel.

It was our Golden Wedding anniversary, Jean and I had been married for 50 years. What better way to celebrate the occasion than by taking  afternoon tea at Reid’s Palace Hotel in Madeira. Reid’s Palace Hotel opened in 1891 and … Continue reading

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The Southwest Tour

During my holiday in Madeira we went on a tour of the Southwest corner of the island with ‘Pride of Madeira’. There were just 8 of us on the tour, two Belgians,two French and one other English couple. A chance … Continue reading

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Lido Promenade- Funchal to Praia Formosa.

I was staying in the popular Lido area of Funchal and decided to do a short walk along the coast. Much has changed since I first visited Madeira in the early 1990’s. The old lido has gone but a new … Continue reading

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The Painted Doors Project. Funchal

I have been asked if I have any more pictures of the doors in the Rua Santa Maria in Funchal. Here are a few more examples. It is a superb place to wander. So much creativity. And, it’s all free.

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Arte de Portas abertas.

The painted doors of the Rua Santa Maria in Funchal. A decade ago the old town area around the Rua Santa Maria was looking very run down. In this former fisherman’s quarter the streets are narrow and cobbled and many … Continue reading

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