Urban Garden.132

Photos of and from the lovely clifftop Parque de Santa Catarina, with at the end some photos of the house of the governor of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, which I believe is called the Quinta Vigia. This manor house began life in the 17th century as the center of a sugar planation worked by, you guessed it, slaves violently ripped from their villages in nearby western Africa. Please let’s not fall prey to denying or prettyfying the evils of the past, even as we appreciate beauty in the present…

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  1. Thinking of you and wishing you a happy, healthy 2023.

    December 28, 2022 at 14:34

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