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In the end of 19th century and before the World War One many thousands of Azorian Portuguese left the beloved island of Sao Miguel looking for a better life in Hawaii. Never an easy decision - and those days distances seemed even longer. Father, mother...More
This is a monument to pay homage to the immigrants who left Sao Miguel to seek a better life somewhere else. It is only significant to those of us who have had relatives who left. Between 1878 and 1913, some 20,000 Azorean immigrants left Ponta...More
I wish that I could find out a bit more about the background to this monument - maybe that is the point to question. i wonder if it was linked to the Spanish civil war ?
As statues / monuments go this is modern, well...More
This is almost a round about on the road. As you walk through the lower section of the town (to the left when facing the town coming out of the port). The tour guide we had explain the meaning and that the town's people are...More