Wednesday, May 27, 2009

MADEIRA ~The Laurisilva-UNESCO~

Again two totally different views and places... A beautiful and sooooo blue sea with colorful apartments from Australia. And a new place and UNESCO site, Madeira( sent from Portugal)! I think this quote I found on internet says it all:
"Madeira is known as a floating island of flowers"
Another new place on my wishlist for a holiday! :-)


Madeira is just 56km (35miles) long and 21km (13miles) wide.

It is the largest surviving area of laurel forest and is believed to be 90% primary forest. The levados are long narrow waterchannels invented by the early settlers for moving water to where it was required. Now used for walking in the forest.

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