The images in this blog were all made during our 2012 visit to the Azores, and are of places in the city and on our walk back from Pópulo to Ponta Delgada.
Between the Avenida Dom Infante Henrique and the waters of the harbour: this stretch of restaurants, coffee shops and bars are all part of the improvements and extensions made to the Avenida.
The Baptista de Andrade is one of the Portuguese Navy’s eponymous class of corvettes and was stationed at Ponta Delgada during its stint protecting Azorean waters from illegal fishing fleets. This particular vessel has since been decommissioned.
Looking across the bay between Ponta Delgada and São Roque towards the Serra Água de Pau. The Rosto do Cão headland is in the middle distance.
Looking down the Rua Manuel Inácio Correia, one of the city’s many lovely medieval streets.
The Praça do Município with the Câmara Municipal (municipal offices).
Rua da Cruz and a typical little coffee shop.
The Igreja de São José on the Campo de São Francisco, Ponta Delgada.
Fishing boats in the harbour of Ponta Delgada.
Many of the old houses in this city date back to the early 16th century, and even in their decays are still beautiful.
Rosto do Cão (face of the dog) seen from a bit closer.
Looking across Ponta Delgada harbour, with the Centro Sol Mar shopping centre and apartments on the left and the Hotel Açores Atlantico on the right.
Praia das Milicias, Pôpulo.
Facade of the church of São Roque.
The little bay in front of the São Roque church.
Beautiful tile work, called azulejos, is typical of Portuguese buildings, even modest houses.
A narrow little street in São Roque, a poor parish on the outskirts of the city of Ponta Delgada.
São Roque shoreline.
A view across São Roque.
Looking towards Ponta Delgada and one of the hundreds of cruise ships that call here every year.
The hills above Ponta Delgada.
The next land from this viewpoint is Antarctica!
Close view of the Rosto do Cão.
I could not resist capturing this image!