Friday, 6 September 2019

Festa do Vinho

The Madeira Wine Festival (Festa do Vinho) takes place in September and is dedicated to one of the most famous products from Madeira. Light and music shows are the main points of celebrations that take place at various points on the island.

From 1 September, the city of Funchal, in particular the promenade of Avenida Arriaga, is filled with tools used in viticulture (presses, barrels, barrels, grape baskets, traditional modes of transport), Includes demonstrations and reproductions of Madeira wine production process, wine tasting and exhibitions regional handicrafts.

Funchal - Festa do Vinho
Funchal - Festa do Vinho
Funchal - Festa do Vinho
Funchal - Festa do Vinho
Funchal - Festa do Vinho
Funchal - Festa do Vinho

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Funchal

Funchal is the center of the island of Madeira belonging to the territory of Portugal. It is located at the foot of the volcanic mountains and has access to the Atlantic Ocean, which makes it a very picturesque place. The characteristic name of the city comes from fennel (funcho in Portuguese), which densely overgrows the island.

In the city center of Funchal (Zona Velha), narrow streets await us surrounded by picturesque tenement houses, romantic cafes, and restaurants, as well as wine bars.

Funchal - Zona Velha
Funchal - Zona Velha
Funchal - Zona Velha
Funchal - Zona Velha
Funchal - Zona Velha
Funchal - Zona Velha
Funchal - Zona Velha
A beautiful promenade stretches around the Atlantic beach. It is worth going for a walk here:

Funchal - Praia do Almirante Reis
Funchal - Praia do Almirante Reis
Funchal - Jardim do Almirante Reis
Funchal - Jardim do Almirante Reis
Funchal - Jardim do Almirante Reis
Funchal - Jardim do Almirante Reis
Funchal - Jardim do Almirante Reis
Funchal - Teleféricos do Funchal
Funchal - Ribeira de Santa Luzia
Funchal - Promenade
Funchal - Promenade
Funchal - Promenade
Funchal - Memorial a Nelson Mandela
Funchal - Memorial a Nelson Mandela
Funchal - Memorial a Nelson Mandela
Funchal - Promenade
Funchal - Memorial a Nelson Mandela
Funchal - The crane flower / bird of paradise
Funchal - Promenade
Funchal - Promenade
Funchal - Promenade
Funchal - Rotunda do Infante
Funchal - Jardim Municipal do Funchal
Funchal - Jardim Municipal do Funchal
Funchal - Banco de Portugal
Funchal - Funchal Cathedral
Funchal - Funchal Cathedral
Funchal - Funchal Cathedral
Funchal - Jozef Pilsudski Monument

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Sunday, 1 September 2019

Sośnicowice

Sośnicowice - a tiny city whose origins date back to the Middle Ages, it was founded among beautiful pine forests. There are no pine trees anymore, the town is now surrounded by arable fields, but the name was left as a reminder of those times. This is my second visit to this place - you will find other attractions in this post.

The first place worth seeing is a slightly neglected palace - a late baroque building that was erected in 1755 by Karol Józef von Hoditz in the place of a medieval castle. Near the palace, there is a landscape park. From 1965, it houses the Nursing Home "Ostoja".

Sośnicowice - Palace
Sośnicowice - Palace
Sośnicowice - Palace
Sośnicowice - Palace
Sośnicowice - Nursing Home "Ostoja"
Sośnicowice - Palace
Sośnicowice - Palace
Sośnicowice - Palace
Sośnicowice - Palace
Sośnicowice - Palace
Sośnicowice - Palace Park
Sośnicowice - Palace Park
Sośnicowice - Palace
Sośnicowice - Palace
Sośnicowice - Palace
Saint John of Nepomuk is a frequent visitor to the Silesian land. He is an advocate during the floods but also a patron of bridges. According to folk tradition, he was a saint who protected fields and crops against floods, but also drought. That is why the statues of John Nepomuk can still be found today along the roads near bridges, rivers, but also on public and church squares and at road intersections. It is similar in Sośnicowice - it stands behind the Saint James Church.

Sośnicowice - Saint John of Nepomuk
Sośnicowice - Saint John of Nepomuk
School building from 1927.

Sośnicowice  - Primary school
Sośnicowice - Primary school
Sośnicowice - Primary school
Saint Mark's Chapel is a brick building with facades and a renovated image of Saint Mark.

Sośnicowice - Saint Mark's Chapel
Sośnicowice - Saint Mark's Chapel
Sośnicowice - Saint Mark's Chapel
Sośnicowice - Saint Mark's Chapel
Sośnicowice - Saint Mark's Chapel

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