Following up yesterday’s post– here are the other things that stood out to us while visiting Madeira last month.
Rock Pools: Porto Moniz has the most amazing natural rock pools popular for swimming in summer. Alas, it was too cold (and with too strong currents) for us to give it a go.
Blue tiles: Those of you who know me know that I adore blue and white porcelain and I loved the many tile artwork pieces we saw affixed to buildings.
Cobblestone mosaics: Private courtyards, shop entrances and city sidewalks – they were all made of cobblestone mosaics in just about every pattern imaginable.
Fado: This was our introduction to Fado, a wonderfully soulful Portuguese genre of folk song. I found it more melodic than the Flamenco we would hear in Spain and liked it much more.