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THE DESERTA GRANDE is the main island of the Desertas Islands, a small chain of islands in the archipelago of Madeira. The island is a nature reserve with a manned base halfway along the western side. South of the base, no approach to the island closer than 100 m is permitted in order to protect the critically endangered Mediterranean Monk Seal breeding population. Access is permitted to the north of the nature base, but some activities such as line and spear fishing are banned.
THE CREAKY SHED in Greenwich it's a greengrocer you will find a great selection of fruit, veg, fruit juices, jams, curds, chutneys, relishes & seasonal confectionery, for those that want something different specially when looking for an unusual fruit selection.
LIMEHOUSE CUT is a narrow-straight canal passing for almost two miles through industrial London. It links the River Lee at Bromley-by-Bow with the Thames at Limehouse, avoiding the long loop of the Thames around the Isle of Dogs. The former Regent's Canal Dock, now called Limehouse Basin home to an eclectic mix of vessels from large ocean yachts, motor cruisers to attractively narrowboats.
THE DESERTAS ISLANDS are a small Portuguese archipelago, located about 25 km from the the eastern tip of the island of Madeira, the whole chain located roughly between Madeira and the Canary Islands. The islands are a designated nature reserve and a licence is needed to land there.
TAVIRA is a unique city in Portugal mainly because of all its historical background and untouched archaeologic traces managed to keep it one of the most characteristic cities in representing the Algarve region.
PORTUGUESE COTTAGE, this is an oasis of tranquillity and beauty in the heart of a Prachal village in the rural Algarve, Portugal.
THE THAMES BARRIER is the world's second largest movable flood barrier and is located downstream of central London. Its purpose is to prevent London from being flooded by exceptionally high tides and storm surges moving up from the sea. It needs to be raised (closed) only during high tide; at ebb tide it can be lowered to release the water that backs up behind it.
SAO VICENTE is a village in north coast of Madeira. Although considered a coastal village, has progressed with time into the more sheltered hinterland. At the edge of the village directly next to the sea lies a great boulder, into which the São Vicente chapel was built. Most of the rustic manor houses go back to the XVIII century, a time of economic relief and comfort, due to the good fortunes of viticulture. It is the prettiest village in the island.
OBIDOS is a small village located on a hilltop, in centre Portugal, encircled by a fortified wall that remains a well-preserved example of medieval architecture; its streets, squares, walls and its castle are tourist destinations.
PARQUE DAS NACOES is a leisure, commercial, and residential area in Lisbon, Portugal. This area was chosen as the location for the Expo '98 World Exhibition and it covers an extensive area in northeastern Lisbon next to the Tagus estuary. Many attractions keep drawing visitors, such as Vasco da Gama shopping centre, bars, restaurants and even the Oceanarium, one of the world's biggest aquariums.
HERNE BAY is a seaside town in Kent, South East England and on the south coast of the Thames Estuary. The seafront has a 2 miles (3 km) shingle beach, which has been awarded a European Blue Flag and the yellow and blue Seaside Award for its safety and cleanliness. The seafront features a Victorian bandstand and gardens, amusement arcades, and children's play areas, also there are about 250 Beach Huts
THE MONUMENT TO THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON is a tall stone Roman Doric column in the City of London, near the northern end of London Bridge and it is the tallest isolated stone column in the world. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke. The top of the Monument is reached by a narrow winding staircase of 311 steps providing stunning views over London.
MADEIRA is an island of volcanic origins that can still be seen. This activity has endowed the island with a fertile landscape where much of the island was, until comparatively recently covered in ancient subtropical rainforest.
PADRAO DOS DESCOBRIMENTOS is a monument that celebrates the Portuguese who took part in the Age of Discovery, or the Age of Exploration, of the 15th and 16th centuries. It is located on the estuary of the Tagus river in the Belém parish of Lisbon, Portugal, where ships departed to their often unknown destinations.
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