2012-04-17

The view of the bay in Funchal, Madeira - Portugal


© Paulo Cova (photo) / Dima

I've never been in Madeira, and all the people that goes there loves the place. Above there is a view to teh bay of Funchal, the capital city of Madeira's Autonomus Region.

"The name Funchal, was applied by the first settlers that landed on its shores due to the abundance of wild fennel where, as tradition goes, the primitive burg was built. From the Portuguese word "funcho" (fennel) and the suffix "-al", to denote "a plantation of fennel":


«...Funchal, to whom the captain gave this name, because it was founded in a beautiful forested valley, full of fennel up to the sea..»" In: Wikipedia
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