Monday, March 14, 2011

Markets of the World...Madeira


Madeira sits as a small, perfect jewel in the Atlantic Ocean, 350 miles north of Africa and 600 miles from Europe. I was enchanted by the view of the ocean, the lush vegetation and the beauty of the island. It is a region of Portugal. Whenever I heard the word "madeira" in the past I had thought of wine, generally featured in a Regency novel.



A street in Funchal, the main city of Madeira

I was delighted to find a supermarket and literally ran inside to take some pictures...


It was bright and well stocked and had most of the products I might find in my grocery on Broadway, even though we were in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. There was also a big book section, clothes and housewares.


I made a find that particularly delighted me. Growing wild throughout the island was this sweet flower...
 ...the Bermuda Buttercup!

5 comments:

West Side of Straight said...

Your pictures are absolutely beautiful, and looks like you really enjoyed your trip! wonderful tours you're giving us! thanks, jo

Amrita said...

Wow what a beautiful place. I would never want to return after being to place like that!. Love the street

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

The pictures are just wonderful. I love it that the buttercups were blooming there for you! That is special. I hope your Tuesday is a terrific one!

Chatty Crone said...

I think the scenery pictures were just beautiful and breathe taking. Thanks for the 'view'. sandie

Jemi Fraser said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the buttercups :)