Photographer's Note

Discovered by the Portuguese navigators João Gonçalves Zarco and Tristão Vaz Teixeira on the 1st November 1418, the island of Porto Santo is the first step of one of the biggest adventures of humanity:

The contact made possible by the discovery of the maritime paths between all people of the world.

Early populated, its first Donee Captain was Bartolomeu Perestrelo, whose daughter married and lived in Porto Santo with the genovese navigator Cristovão Colombo.

Through centuries Porto Santo suffered from an enormous isolation and abandon to its own fortune, as was object of frequent pirats attacks.

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Additional Photos by Rui de Camposinhos (ruisc_pt) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1819 W: 126 N: 2822] (11594)
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