Month: May 2015

Arquipélago

not so far ago, the building in which “arquipélago” came to light was an alcohol factory/potato distillery. many was told and discussed on the importance or not of this industry to the island economy. in the latter years it was an abandoned building, but since march 29th, 2015 is holds a contemporary art centre with the big mission to promote an exchange between culture/art, locals/visitors, island/world – in a place so many times forgotten by everyone. s.miguel, azores | may, 2015

Terra Nostra

at the center of the island of s.miguel (azores), “furnas” valley offers us many manifestations of active volcanic activity. terra nostra park holds one of those manifestations that was transformed in an artificial pool of hot, sulphuric and darkened waters. it can be strange to think in swim there, but we assure it worth every second inside. s.miguel, azores | may, 2015  

Grota do Inferno

after reaching “lagoa do canário” at s.miguel (azores) an astonish view of “lagoa das sete cidades” can be achieved. an intense embrace of nature welcomes us, even in a foggy day as when we were there for the first time. hidden from the main road, sometimes when the gates to the “lagoa do canário” are closed you have to go around them to get to this viewpoint. s.miguel, azores | may, 2015

Monte Palace Hotel

monte palace hotel, at the highest point of “vista do rei”, was long time ago the biggest and lustful hotel ever built at  s. miguel (azores). it was certainly built up out of the time and rapidly went on disgrace. in the last years it was brutally vandalized, remaining its foundations and human traces of destruction. s.miguel, azores | may, 2015