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Photo of the day (9.30.10)

Photo of the day (9.30.10) Sep 30th, 2010 at 5:00PM: It's 5 o'clock, a near-universally accepted time for happy hour. Flickr user t3mujin snapped this beer ad-worthy pic in Madeira, off the coast of Portugal and notes that the snacks in the background are tremoços or Lupin beans.The legumes are typically pickled, eaten with or without the skin, and served with beers in a pub. Here in Istanbul, drink snacks may include a bowl of nuts,...

Photo of the Day (12.18.08)

Photo of the Day (12.18.08) Dec 18th, 2008 at 5:00PM: Today's photo of the day was taken by danner00 on the Portugese island of Madeira. While the steep cliffs capped off with a hanging cloud are nice, it's the seagull that makes this picture. It's a picture that makes me want to visit Madeira. And isn't that the goal of travel photography anyway? Way to go, danner00! Are you a Flickr user who'd like to share a travel related picture or two for our...

Photo of the Day (8-20-08)

Photo of the Day (8-20-08) Aug 20th, 2008 at 10:30AM: This fountain in Madeira, Portugal says summer. How great would it be to run through this on a hot day? I'm reminded of the other fountains where water arcs upwards from the ground. There's the fountain that Matt Harding of "Where the Hell is Matt?" dances in along with other dancing folks in Atlanta, Georgia, the one at the playground in Knights of Columbus Park in St. Cloud, Minnesota and the...

Toboggan Riding in Madeira

Toboggan Riding in Madeira Jul 30th, 2007 at 11:14AM: A friend of mine is writing a fictional memoir of her mother's life. It's fictious because she is imagining the specific details, but the big picture events she is writing about, for the most part, happened. One big picture event was when her mother went to Madeira on a Canary Islands cruise as the personal maid of a wealthy woman. My writing group feasts on the details. While doing research for...

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