Ribeira Brava is a beautiful village located in the wonderful Madeira Island, at about 15 km distance from the Archipelago capital: Funchal.
This is one of the most ancient localities in the Madeira Island, created on the sequence of the Funchal and Machico villages, after the death of Henry the Navigator in 1460.
Ribeira Brava is also located in an important accessibility spot, linking by land to the North of the Island through the lovely Água and Encumeada Mountains, from where one has wonderful panoramas. A small harbour was soon built in order to ease the transportation of goods to Funchal by boat.
The toponym derivates from an untamed (“brava”) small river (“ribeira”) that has been wisely adapted for the irrigation of the surrounding agricultural camps, part of the famous “Levadas” net, that supplies the Island of water even in the most recondite places, and is nowadays the best way to get to know the magical inner of the Island.
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ChrisJ (100840) 2012-06-04 2:52
A superb high pov & I like the opposing diagonals of the T shaped roads tilted on an axis to add tension & dynamism. Good color, sharpness, density & framing with the parallel channel adding interest. The bg Madeira bus makes a good focal point. Parabens!
altay1364 (0) 2012-06-04 4:09
Photo has been successful and beautiful. Congratulations.
dkmurphys (50416) 2012-06-05 0:43
Very interesting panoramic capture. I like the grapgical effect of the lines and the contrasts. Well taken!
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-06-05 1:30
Bela visão alta sobre a Ribeira Brava é uma bonita vila , tem uma pequena igreja junto do parque das crianças , bom grafismo com a estrada , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
mkamionka (31305) 2012-06-05 6:52
I see you are really active on TE again.
This is a very creative capture. The geometry is fantastic with plenty of diagonal lines all over the frame. Great POV and well used.
Very well seen and photographed,
berek (40511) 2012-06-06 8:24
remarkable graphic view. Very good catch of sign. thanks for your sharing.
- Copyright: Aires dos Santos (AiresSantos) (56155)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-03
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S NIKKOR 18-200mm F3.5-5.6G ED VRII
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Pontes - Bridges, Madeira [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-04 1:35