Have Some Madeira M ‘Deah~ On May 1, 2016May 2, 2016 By cindy knokeIn MY PHOTOGRAPHS, REVERIES, TRAVEL REVIEWS To be perfectly clear, the wine is very fine, but Madeiraland, is wonderland, so who needs wine? If I lived here, would I ever leave? Cheers to you from Madeira Portugal~ Share this:pinterestEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
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It’s SO BEAUTIFUL!
I would never want to leave either. Wow!
It does look like Paradise… ENJOY! 🙂
Thank you Bette and be well my friend~
These are lovely.
Lush and colorful!
A tropical paradise in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean!
And you just cleared up the grey in my parts! TY! 🙂
Awww, so glad!
No. I would never leave. Definitely no. 🙂
Yes, I’m wishing I could stay a bit longer!
Magical place, and you’ve captured its beauty. 💖
Ahhhhh, so kind!
It’s added to my list!
A beautiful place. That looks like a very fine place to live.
It is lovely!
Most beautiful pictures of a most beautiful land! When does the next ship depart?
For many of our Founding Fathers, Madeira was the grape beverage of choice, and John Adams wrote to his wife about his consuming it when our founding documents were being written. Safe, quick travel was not possible, so they had to settle for the product of the vine.
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Cindy Knoke has landed.. aftersharing some wonderful stormy sunsets mid-atlantic, she is now in Madeira.. fabulous place and stunning photos as always
Gratitude for your kindness Sally!
Cindy, oh what a gorgeous place to visit! I agree, it would really be hard to leave. The scenery and beauty make me visualize an alternative to Shangri-la or Brigadoon. I tend to think of Heaven on Earth, when I see places such as this. Thank you for sharing this and enjoy, my dear! <3
Yes, it seems a paradise, devoid of the strife of cities. Cheers to you Robin!
This is so beautiful, have a wonderful holiday Cindy. Just a tad jealous! 🙂
Well, don’t be, we had to leave today!
Oh no! How sad…. expect you had a fantastic time.
You don’t need wine, but you deserve to have it. Beautiful pictures. I love the bridge, it looks almost Japanese.
Definite Japanese influence that was very lovely!
Gorgeous! Always amazing pictures!
Awwww, so kind an so appreciated!
Gorgeous! What more could anyone say?
Thank you Wally and be well my friend~
Stunning. I’ve often thought about a holiday on Madeira but that’s as far as I got. Will definitely do some more serious thinking about it.
I would highly recommend it!
Such a beautiful island in every sense. Thank you for allowing me a glimpse of it, and making me want to go there some day.
You are most welcome and I hope you do go!
So beautiful…but really stop with the perfect bird shots all the time 🙂 Hugs
Laughing! Thank you Gary & cheers to you~
WOW! All I can say is WOW! This place is magnificent, Cindy. Stunningly beautiful!
Yes, it is indeed gorgeous with lots of interesting history~
What a place!
Living here must be quite lovely!
I’ll bet. Your photos had me looking the island up on Google because I had never heard of the place. So glad you did a post on this beautiful island, Cindy.
I saw this post earlier on my phone, but I had to come back and look at it once I returned to my laptop. So gorgeous! Oh, what a treat to be able to visit there.
It is this amazing isolated, volcanic island, popping up in the Atlantic, full of tropical plants and flowers! Gorgeous~
What a beautiful paradise! Enjoy your stay, Cindy. I have had the wine. Yes, it is good! 🙂
And it makes a lovely cake!
super iovely and inviting…
Thanks much & cheers~
Wow, what a beautiful spot! I have always loved the wine, now I might just have to go to the source!
I think you would be wise to do just this!
It looks magical!
Feels this way too!
It’s like a real-life version of Disney! Magical!
Without the tickets or lines!
The best part!
No, I won’t want to leave! Thank you for the beautiful tour, Cindy! 🙂
It seems totally separate from the strife of the world!
Oh wow, just amazing! I’m moving!
I will go with you!
It’s a fairy town!
It is! <3
Looks like a piece of heaven, Cindy.
Feels this way too!
Maybe we’ll get there someday.
Such rich, vibrant colors. Cindy. These are beautiful!
So glad you enjoyed and thank you!
These are the types of views that inspire great paintings. It’s paradise over there! I love the curvaceous design in the structures and landscaping (2nd from the bottom). And a lovely shot of the pair of gulls at the end! 🙂
I agree with you Lynn. The landscape design on a steep hill is stunning! Be well my friend~
Oh my, what a choice to have to make! Madeira or The Holler….., how about 50/50? lol Beautiful photos, Cindy!!
Madeira wins based on scenery alone!
I don’t know, the scenery is pretty spectacular at the Holler, too, at least it is for me lol 🙂
Fabulous! Lucky you, Cindy. 🙂
It is pretty special!
What a gorgeous place. I honestly wondered if it was a miniature – like Madurodam. Where/what is Madeiraland?
Madeira is an island off the coast of Portugal. Be well Alsion~
I’m guessing you’re a gal with roots and that being said, there is no place like home! Pass the wine please!”)
Laughing, I could see living in Madeira, but you are right~
I’d have a tough time leaving! Gorgeous pictures!
If I lived in Europe, Madeira and the Azores would be my go to place!
Gorgeous. Sign me up! 🙂 -Curt
Hope you do go Curt & cheers!
That bridge does look Japanese, in style and mood, as someone else said. Such beautiful landscapes….are there any people there, besides you?
The garden did have a Japanese element to it that was striking with the contrasting red. Madeira has a decent sized populations for a small island, very European looking. Hope all is well Cynthia~ <3
Stunning and inviting <3
Thank you my friend and be well~
How very civilized Cindy! Love your captures of Madieraland. I hope you had a wee taste or two!
Thanks Val, I am just getting my buzz from the beauty!
Beautiful place, stunning pictures 🙂
Very happy you enjoyed!
Wow! These pictures don’t even look real- like some kind of fantasy paradise. Enjoy it!
It seems like paradise, free from the strife of civilization!
Incredible photos. I feel like I just journeyed there…
Oh good, the beauty is pretty overwhelming! Cheers to you~
It seems like a paradise apart from most of the problems of civilization~
I can imagine because the photographs are extraordinary! By the way, I posted an update on my blog called Dear Followers, please check it out. <3
Amazing, so amazing… 🙂
So glad you like!
Wow. Beautiful! “Madeira M ‘Deah~.” You funny Joe Cindy. 🙂
Cheers to you John and expect you will be leaving soon on your trip~
Ah what a memory you have. Long story short the trip is cancelled. M’lady is recovering from rotator cuff tendon repair, nearly a 100% tear and we don’t even know how. She starts PT tomorrow but recovery will take months. No biking for her this summer.
Oh no! I am so sorry. Please give her my hopes for a speedy recovery. This happened to me in Germany a few years back and it does take time to heal. So sorry!
What idyllic places you find to tempt us with Cindy. Enjoy every minute while you are there.
Thank you Pauline and give my best to Jack~
He sends hugs and kisses back… 🙂
Beautiful! Simply beautiful!
It is a gorgeous volcanic island rising out of the Atlantic like paradise~
have some nice stroll along the lavadas… I once made the trip all round the Island and there really is so much beauty… enjoy!
Yes, visiting the other islands must be incredible. The flora is amazing!
I still have some plants at home which I bred from seeds from Madeira…
Amazing, we have lots of Pride of Madeira, but none actually from Madeira!
It is a gorgeous island!
A beautiful place.
It is and I haven’t seen any graffti!
Sehr schöne Impressionen, liebe Cindy. Herzlichen Dank und dir alles Gute. Ernst
Vielen dank mein lieber Freund Ernst! <3
Wow, amazing place!!!
It is fairyland in the middle of the Atlantic!
These are gorgeous, Cindy. 🙂
You are very kind and much appreciated Ranu! <3
It does appear to be Shangri-la, doesn’t it?!
Yes, indeed it does!
Better than a traveling magazine, Cindy. It’s look very inviting and so very different to the cold North right now. 😉
Just beautiful, Cindy. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 — Suzanne
Gorgeous! I would never leave.
We live in a beautiful world!!! Your photos are a wonderful reminder to enjoy every moment. Hugs!!!
Who needs wine, indeed, with all that beauty around you? Such wonderful blue sky. Perfect. Wish I was there with you, as we’re having a very grey and chilly Spring in the UK. Even when there’s a blue sky, the wind is from the North.
What a gorgeous place — I think I might never leave either!!
Looks like England in February… Why go anywhere else?!! Gorgeous mind you
These are all beautiful shots. I can see why people would want to live there. The top of that steep hill’s not the best place for someone who loves cycling, though. 🙂
Beautiful! Ancestors of the Portuguese in Guyana came from Madeira during a period of famine.
Beautiful place! Can’t imagine wanting to leave it if I lived there ☺
So beautiful Cindy! Definitely no need to leave. 🙂
I would love to see Madeira in winter when it is pounded by huge waves. It must be spectacular!
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Gratitude for you! Thank you~
Wow! So gorgeous! My parents went to Portugal a number of years ago and my mom loved it. I’ve never been yet, but your stunning photos are tempting me!
This is our first opportunity to spend lots of time in Portugal. Looking forward to exploring. So far it is lovely~
I think I visited here in a dream once, and I could fly. Fish told me the secrets of the universe. Funny them not mentioning you.
Well, to be honest, it wasn’t the fish that gossiped about you, it was the birds, and frankly, I got tired of all the laudatory commentary. Brenda this, Brenda that……Scheesch!
LOL My poetry is for the birds. LMAO
Such a beautiful spot. Have fun!
Thanks Cynthia & cheers to you!
I definitely know that if I lived there, I would NEVER leave!!!
Even compulsive traveling me would find it hard to leave! 😉
Eye-popping photos. This is a surreal fairyland. I have no words. What an opportunity for you. I’m in awe, and drooling. 🙂
Now, I want you to visit. I hope you do and hugs to you~ <3
Ha ha. I can be packed in 15 minutes, but have to wait a while.
I really am drooling over the lush views you’ve shared. The colors are superlative. <3
This is OMG beautiful!
This is our second visit. It’s a bit out of the way for us, but if I lived in Europe, I’d come here more!
Ahhhh, you are so nice! <3
Looks like postcard pictures!! such beautiful places! and lucky you to see these 🙂
Thanks much! It’s a bit out of the way, but worth the effort to get here.
Hi Cindy, beautiful, cheers to you !!
Cheers & blessings back to you Sherri!
I’ve just discovered a view can be delicious. Yay. 🙂
Don’t tell anyone but the island is actually better than the wine! Hope all is well with you my friend~
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It’s cloudy on the Washington coast – so I’ll dream that I’m in Portugal, today!
I am weaving back and forth between Portugal & Spain. My, my, they both are spectacular. Today I was given a Spanish flag because a woman appreciated me speaking Spanish. Just so nice!
This looks like paradise Cindy!! (thanks to your incredible photos, of course!) Happy travels!! xo
It actually IS paradise! Don’t tell anyone. The Azores are incredible too~
Hard to believe anything so dreamlike could be real.
I get the sense that the people who live here know how incredible the place is and don’t advertise too much. Smart people.
We were in Madeira just 6 months ago. We didn’t see picture 1, 2, 3, and 6. It rainy and our tour of the island finished fast and early. 🙁
Oh, that is such a shame! I have been twice and each visit makes my heart grow even fonder. I hope you are well Fae and cheers to you my friend~ <3 <3
How do you manage to find such idyllic places as this ? ?? Totally gorgeous ! Hope you’re having a great time . Hugs 🙂
The trick would be finding a way to stay here permanently! I think the people who live on Madeira and The Azores are some of the most fortunate people on earth.
Like the old saying says…., if there’s a will there’s a way. 🙂 🙂 😉
Often, true but I would miss the hummers! 🙂
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Your kind thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated! Cheers to you~
What an amazing place and I would never leave.
Exactly how I felt as I was leaving! 😉
tolle Aufnahmen, liebe Cindy, wünsche einen schönen Sonnentag
Danke mein Freund. Es ist bewölkt heute in Portugal . Ich hoffe, Sie haben einen sonnigen Tag!
Hi Cindy! But where the wine is?!! Fantastic beautiful places!!!
The wine is wonderful and makes an excellent wine cake! <3
So good to hear you are enjoying Madeira. Am in Rhodes so guess you will be in Spain when I am here or back in UK. Am back in Spain about late May. Enjoy and maybe you will visit again.
Well, we are certainly at different places at the same time! We will be in Rhodes next year and I have never been so look forward to hearing about your time. Be well & cheers~
It is wonderful by the old town, so medieval. Enjoy your journey.
Beautiful photos of an amazing place.
Thank you and it is a magical island!
Beautiful. Looks a bit like paradise 🙂
That is precisely how it feels! <3
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Is this heaven? lol This reminds me of this very nice and cozy places in Cap-Haitian, Haiti. Jacmel is also nice this time of year. It is so nice over there 🙂 Great pictures as always 🙂
I would love to see more of Haiti. I can just imagine the beauty. Thank you for your kindness!
it is beautiful 🙂 and no worries
Cindy, this all looks so beautiful. Thank you! Hugs! Veraiconica
Very happy you enjoyed my friend and have a fabtastic week!
Thank you Veraiconica and hugs to you my friend~ <3
Wow another place for my would love to visit list 😊
I have a feeling that during the course of your career, you will get to all of them Charlotte~
Spectacular!! If I lived there I for sure wouldn’t leave.
Exactly. It would probably cure even my travel addiction~
I hear you. I’m thinking I need to add this to my bucket list but first I have to create a bucket list 😉
Cindy,your photographs have no rival! They are beautiful, vivid and perfect. I love Portugal, my favorite language is spoken there, so romantic! Thank you dear Cindy for brightening the day.
Your lovely and thoughtful comment just made my day and I so wish I could speak Portuguese! <3
I have bee in love with Portuguese since reading Neruda 🙂
This I fully understand.
Wonderful images, as always.
Awesome photos! I’ve never been to Madeira, looks wonderful. I know the Flanders and Swann song very well, though… 🙂
Yes, it bears little relationship to the island, but it stuck in my head too!
So the comment went away…I have been to Madeira seven times, and love the Island. Hiking the levadas and the mountains. Now it has been six years since the last time.
Time to go again! If it didn’t require such distance travel for me, I would go more often to both Madeira and The Azores. They are really unique and isolated beauties~
Love them all. The Azores have a special place in my heart. I fear they are going to be too exploited now. Those lonely places in the forests with hot pools…last time we visited they were not lonely anymore .
I hear you. The factor in their favor is the ferocity of winter storms which may deter people from visiting at least for part of the year. I would love to see The Azores in a storm! I hear Portugal is under-advertising The Azores due to their uniqueness and vulnerability.
Gorgeous photos! 🙂 ♥ <3
You’re welcome! 😀 ♥ <3
Love the title of your post!! 😀
It was a sort of salacious old song!
Oh no!! I didn’t know that, never heard of it.
It was popular before our time.
Madeira is gorgeous and you captured her natural beauty. 😀
It is just a very special and amazing place, like the Azores. I would like to live in the Azores permanently~
Gorgeous Cindy! I see you are toughing it out… 😉
May I remind you where the best wines are? 🙂
Trust me my husband knows all re: wine and we are sampling some stunning Port especially in Porto. Of course, we love French wine too~ <3
He may know a lot about wine but unless he has had the wines of Embres-Castlemaure, he has more tasting ahead of him… a tough job I know! 🙂 x
Catching up on your posts!
I was just doing the same with yours. Love your photos of Monterrey!
Fantastic! As always <3 Thank you.
So pleased you enjoyed and cheers to you too! <3
Thank you for your visit, Cindy, you have a good looking website, your photographs are awesome. 🙂
The feeling is mutual. We have been friends for a long time now.
I think I have to agree with you…if I lived anywhere near where these photos were taken, I am not sure I would or could leave. I’ve only known Madeira via the wine (which alone is a good reason not to leave too I suppose!), but never really knew or heard about its beauty. This kinda blew me away, as I would have put Porto as #1 ~ this place of Madeira is more my style 🙂
And then there are The Azores. The Azores are freaking spectacular. They are these pristine, biologically unique, sparsely populated, islands. You would love them too Randall!
They now go on my list, and I have not heard anything about them other than the name. What is that old saying. “so many places, so little time…” Happy to see you are not wasting any of it 🙂
It happens to be true until you really start whittling away at that bucket list, which I have no doubt you will do!
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Have Some Madeira M ‘Deah~
To be perfectly clear, the wine is very fine,
so who needs wine?
If I lived here,
would I ever leave?
Cheers to you from Madeira Portugal~
Gratitude for people like you! You make the world a better place. <3 <3