Western part of Terceira
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Western part of Terceira

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This panorama shows a typical sight on the Azores island Terceira. Quiet surroundings, nice weather, a panorama over the ocean, the pasture land is seperated by miles of stacked lava stone walls and the ubiquitous hydrangea by your side.
There are truly millions and millions of hydrangea blossoming during summer in the Azores. Once imported from Asia as an ornamental flower for gardens, the plant has quickly spread. Nowadays they can be found on every island in the Azores and on every corner. The flowers still make you happy though. They're not a plague at all!

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A: South of Serra de Santa Bárbara, Terceira

Jan Vrsinsky作, 2.6kmかなた

South of Serra de Santa Bárbara, Terceira

B: Serra de Santa Bárbara, Terceira

Jan Vrsinsky作, 2.6kmかなた

Serra de Santa Bárbara, Terceira

C: View From Serra de Santa Bárbara

Jan Vrsinsky作, 2.9kmかなた

View From Serra de Santa Bárbara

D: Serra de Santa Bárbara

Jan Vrsinsky作, 3.1kmかなた

Serra de Santa Bárbara

E: Furnas on Terceira

Jan Vrsinsky作, 9.9kmかなた

Furnas on Terceira

F: Furnas, Terceira

Jan Vrsinsky作, 9.9kmかなた

Furnas, Terceira

G: angra do heroismo. azores islands. portugal

luis davilla作, 12.3kmかなた

angra do heroismo. azores islands. portugal

I: Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

Jan Vrsinsky作, 12.5kmかなた

Angra do Heroismo, Terceira

J: Baía de Angra do Heroísmo

Ruben Tavares作, 12.5kmかなた

Baía de Angra do Heroísmo



The Archipelago of the Azores is composed of nine volcanic islands situated in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, and is located about 1,500 km (930 mi) west from Lisbon and about 3,900 km (2,400 mi) east from the east coast of North America. The islands, and their economic exclusion zone, form the Autonomous Region of the Azores, one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal. Its main industries are: agriculture, dairy farming (for cheese and butter products primarily), minor livestock ranching, fishing and tourism, which is becoming the major service activity in the region; added to which, the government of the Azores employs a large percentage of the population directly or indirectly in many aspects of the service and tertiary sectors.There are nine major Azorean islands and an islet cluster, in three main groups. These are Flores and Corvo, to the west; Graciosa, Terceira, São Jorge, Pico and Faial in the centre; and São Miguel, Santa Maria and the Formigas Reef to the east. They extend for more than 600 km (370 mi) and lie in a northwest-southeast direction. The vast extent of the islands defines an immense exclusive economic zone of 1,100,000 km2 (420,000 sq mi). The westernmost point of this area is 3,380 km (2,100 mi) from the North American continent. All the islands have volcanic origins, although some, such as Santa Maria, have had no recorded activity since the islands were settled. Mount Pico, on the island of Pico, is the highest point in Portugal, at 2,351 m (7,713 ft). The Azores are actually some of the tallest mountains on the planet, measured from their base at the bottom of the ocean to their peaks, which thrust high above the surface of the Atlantic.Because these once-uninhabited and remote islands were settled sporadically over a span of two centuries, their culture, dialect, cuisine and traditions vary considerably.Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azores