Viagens de Orlando Ribeiro Viagens de Orlando Ribeiro

Orlando Ribeiro's travels


Madeira Island. Caniçal. Rural house with thatched roof(1947).
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Madeira and Porto Santo

“The Madeira, with the vigorous relief, the white people, the provincial ambient of the villages, an elegant town that is the third of Portugal in terms of population, the exotic fruits in their fragrance, flavour and shape mixing up with other, more familiar, of pines, apple-trees, chestnut-trees, and the houses and huts dispersed in the fields, all that produced one of strongest impressions I got as a young geographer.”

(Preface, A Ilha da Madeira até Meados do Século XX, 1985, p. 9)