All posts tagged: monte palace

São Miguel [1], the mist

one of us was born in sao miguel, the other never been there. this was an obvious travel to enjoy together (and the first of many in azores). a popular song of azores is called “islands of brume” and we could testify that for the entire week being there. fortunately, at the very last day, the weather flipped (common in the archipelago weather) and for some hours we could experience some great light. nature itself we guess that everyone who visits são miguel gets mesmerized by its luxurious greens and unclassified lagoons.  nowadays, the world is discovering the azores and we found lots of tourists all around the island. hope they can respect this environment and preserve the island beauty. there are so many things to explore that everyone can trace its own path on the island and find a perfect place to stop and find how small we are in earth. sete cidades and the view of a king hell’s spot or a forgotten paradise under the skin experience fire walk with us across the island terra nostra garden furnas valley or the belly of …

A room with a view

if anyone told us that from a room at an abandoned hotel at sete cidades, s.miguel (azores) you could almost see paradise, we hardly believe it. open your mind because stuff like this can happen in azores – nature surpasses us at every inch of itself. one of many azorean legends says that there was a forbidden love between a blue eyed princess and a green eyed prince from different kingdoms in the island. in despair, both cried incessantly filling the crater of extinct volcanos with their tears, in which today lays down the blue and green lagoons of sete cidades. in days like the one we got, with few clouds, the colors are as intense as our desire for an happy end for this love. s.miguel, azores | april 2016

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