i guess azores are unique in all the diversity of landscapes you can find there. capelinhos volcano is an example of this unique archipelago. imagine, for instances, that you are landing on a moon surface – the new world is yours. a volcanic eruption lasted for 13 months, from september 27, 1957 until october 24, 1958 changing faial’s landscapes and the life of many families with more than 1500 emigrating to the USA. now this area is one of the most visited places on the island and the lighthouse, once buried under the volcano ashes, is now an interpretation center that deserves our curiosity and respect. nature reinforces itself in how we are small. faial, azores | august 2016
capelinhos volcano also known in the past as the mistery capelinhos woke up on september 27, 1957 and only a year later went asleep, changing the life of many people in the island. nowadays is an amazing manifestation of earth itself by its aridity and absence of life contrasting the abundant green of the rest of azores.