This is where I share all the postcards I receive thanks to my new addiction: POSTCROSSING! All the official cards and direct swaps will be posted in this blog. If you'd like to send me a postcard, just e-mail me to exchange addresses - I'll send you one card in return! All the cards on this blog were sent from the country of origin!
Monday, July 15, 2013
Laurisilva of Madeira - PORTUGAL - UNESCO #934
Today I've got the last two cards my good friend Alberto sent me from Madeira Island on the last days of June (they probably came swimming instead of flying). Both show some amazing pictures of the unique Laurisilva forest - the waterfall in the first one is called "Véu da Noiva" (Bride's Veil). Thanks a lot Betinho, I asked for one and you sent me four! This postcard took 20 days to arrive!
UNESCO #934 - Laurisilva, Madeira - PORTUGAL
UNESCO #934 - Laurisilva of Madeira (Levadas) - PORTUGAL
The Laurisilva of Madeira is an outstanding relict of a previously
widespread laurel forest type. It is the largest surviving area of
laurel forest and is believed to be 90% primary forest. It contains a
unique suite of plants and animals, including many endemic species such
as the Madeiran long-toed pigeon.