Santa Maria - Madeira Portugal

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    This a replica of Christopher Columbus’s Flag ship “ THE SANTA MARIA “ ... it was built on the island of Madeira (July 1997-Jully 1998) in the fishing village of Camara de Lobos by Robert Wijntje, a dutchman and by local craftsmen, to celebrate Columbus’s journey across the Atlantic .... to discover, what they believed was the Indies in Asia .... but in fact they discovered the Caribbean and were the first European to set foot on the American soil.

    Columbus (born in 1451) spent many years through the Portuguese Merchant navy in Porto Santo / Madeira and married Dona Filipa Perestrello e Moniz daughter of the first governor of Madeira.

    nanealuv, Arty_Doggy, jack.korsten, and 31 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. coljay72 [deleted] 71 months ago | reply

      A Favourite! Very atmospheric.

    2. *AB* 71 months ago | reply

      Love the ship, love the island...

    3. zakzorah 71 months ago | reply

      so beautiful! i hope to see this one day.

    4. Trev Grant 71 months ago | reply

      Great shot! So evocative of the past.

    5. mamietherese1 71 months ago | reply

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    6. Cathartik 71 months ago | reply

      delightful composition -lovely picture

    7. Heidi Dressendoerfer 71 months ago | reply

      Awesome! When I see this photo I would like to go to Madeira for a small cruise on the wonderful ship!

    8. eannuk 71 months ago | reply

      Great picture with the ship and the cliffs

    9. oewimmie 71 months ago | reply

      Nice to see, cause I was on that boat.

    10. @rmando 70 months ago | reply

      Ahahahha....... Vi este barco sair do Porto do Funchal e não sabia o nome.
      Tenho várias fotos dele... daqui a dias coloco algumas.

      Esta sua foto ficou maravilha.

      Boa semana.

    11. richardsonmichael13 69 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful pic

    12. cici pintura 68 months ago | reply

      amazing. next time we are there we have to check this out. lookin forward to it. great shot.

    13. Maresado [deleted] 67 months ago | reply

      molto bella!!!

    14. mag2003... 62 months ago | reply

      A lovely capture of this ship, that we have often seen when staying in Funchal, beautiful city and climate.....

    15. aberdeen_sandra 62 months ago | reply

      Welcome back Madeira, nice to see your amazing photos again.

    16. nix6658 62 months ago | reply

      Hallo das schiff ist wohl ein begehrtes Motive


    17. al-Rabuj 58 months ago | reply

      Ora aqui temos uma caravela a motor, como se pode ver está navegar sem velas.

    18. Giusal 56 months ago | reply

      I've been on the Santa Maria, it's a nice ride. If anyone wants to go during the summer, I recommend that you wear a bathing suit -- you can plunge in an area where the water is crystal-clear.

    19. zyberchema 52 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Camara de Lobos, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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