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Ilha S Vicente

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  • 1. São Vicente Island Republic of Cape Verde Research, Design and Edition: Zeca Pereira Photos : from the Internet and private collection Music: A Kiss from Afar (Beijo di Longe), Teófilo Chantre/Gerard Mendes, performed by Cesária Évora
  • 2. Cabo Verde: 9 inhabitated islands – 4,033 sq km – 460,000 beautiful souls
  • 3. Mindelo is the cultural capital of Cabo Verde and its most cosmopolitan city Palha Carga Site of future huge touirsm investment
  • 4. Porto Grande (Large Port) in Sao Vicente with its ex-libris, the Monte Cara (Face Mountain) in the background
  • 5. The monument (an eagle) on the Aviators Square in remembrance of the first Portuguese pilots who made the first air travel from Europe to South America
  • 6. Mindelo at dusk
  • 7. Porto Grande Bay - wonderful sunset
  • 8. Ilhéu dos Pássaros or Djeu (islet) at the entrance of the port with the Light House on top. As the lyrics of the music you are listening goes, ‘Ilhéu dos Pássaros is the guardian of the port’
  • 9. The Carnaval is the biggest show of popular culture. People from all walks of life gather to enjoy life at its best.
  • 10. Baia da Gatas is the location where the most prestigious Capeverdian international musical festival is held every year and the chosen spot for a huge tourism development
  • 11. ‘ Laginha Beach’ is the city beach
  • 12. Dolphins visiting Laginha Beach
  • 13. The natural swimming pool of Baia das Gatas
  • 14. Jorge Barbosa High School The first high school established in the sub-Saharan Africa
  • 15. Water deposit of Madeiral where the community used to buy water by the drum
  • 16. Magnificent view of the city by night
  • 17. Mindelo is in the path of great cruises and yachts S/s ‘Nauta’ The marina still under construction S/s ‘Ernestina’
  • 18. The Porto Grande of Mindelo is actually a big sheltered bay featuring very deep waters and excellent anchoring possibilities suitable for the largest bulk carriers, being at the crossroads between the Americas, Europe and Africa. The port has performed an interesting role during the World War II when the Allied Forces and German war ships called at the port for supplies or refuge taking advantage of the neutral position of Portugal in the conflict. The inter islands catamaran is fast, comfortable and a good alternative to flying.
  • 19. The former Governor’s Palace, now the Palace of Culture
  • 20. New apartment blocks and the shipyard in the background
  • 21. Old building of the Banco de Cabo Verde and beginning of Rua de Lisboa to the left
  • 22. Câmara Municipal (the Town Hall)
  • 23. Still the Câmara (Town Hall) and the Food Market (left)
  • 24. Cabo Verde Telecom (used to be the hospital). Originally the headquarters of Telégrafo (communications company)
  • 25. Velho Fortinho (the old Little Fort), used in the colonial times as a political prison, soon the site for a multi-million dollar tourism project from British investors
  • 26. ‘ Praça Nova’ (the public garden)
  • 27. The Catholic Church in Mindelo and Pracinha d’Igreja
  • 28. Rádio Club and farmácia Nena
  • 29. The food market in Rua de Lisboa
  • 30. Inside the food market
  • 31. Mindelo is a friendly, clean, well organized and relaxed city. It’s the romantic city of Cape Verde. A city made for lovers
  • 32. Mindelo seen from Fortinho (the Little Fort)
  • 33. Air view of the city
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  • 36. ‘ Praia de Bote’ (fishermen beach)
  • 37. The island of S. Vicente is one of the driest in Cape Verde. But when it rains… it means it really.
  • 38. Aspects of the rain in 2009
  • 39. The End

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