located by the south shore of “lagoa das furnas” you can find the amazing neo-gothic chapel of our lady of the victories. built on basalt, tuff and stained glass windows, the chapel emerges in the limit between the lake and the dense green forest; always involved in great mystery, as the brume in the island. it was an order of “josé do canto”, a local and important gentleman-farmer, in the 19th century, following a severe illness of his beloved wife. she unavoidably died and was buried there. later after his dead and by his wish, “josé do canto” was buried in the chapel next to his wife. s.miguel, azores | may 2015
looking for time marks in the island over the sea, and all at once we feel longing being there evermore. the time could stop for an instant. s.miguel, azores | may 2015
we should not be daunt by the mist – at the end of the road the water is warm and the sea is ours for the time being…. s.miguel, azores | may 2015
it takes almost two years to growth a single pineapple. this is long process cultivated in whitewashed greenhouses with daily care. “arruda” is one of the many plantations near ponta delgada that you can freely visit and walk around the greenhouses; if lucky, a local worker will probably give you a guide on how to to take care of a pineapple. s.miguel, azores | may 2015
there is a constant in everyone born in the island, the dream that growths beyond the quiet line of the horizon on the hope of a new life.
with more than 500 years, ponta delgada, built on black basalt and chalk painted walls, gets a darker mood in the rainy days. nonetheless, it isn’t enough to let us give up to walk around and feel the contrast of this monochromatic city with the luxuriant green of the island. s.miguel, azores | may 2015
s.miguel, azores | may 2015