The Azores (Açores), Portugal
Ribeira Grande, Island of São Miguel (March 2001)
Bridge Over Ribeira Grande
An arched bride allows Rua do Estrela to traverse the ribeira grande. Here the stream completes its swift mountainous descent to the sea. If you look closely between the middle arches you can see the ocean at the mouth of ribeira grande.
Ribeira Grande Waterfall
Readers who have an interest in waterfalls might also want to check my Waterfall Index page.
Ribeira Grande from Above
The road leading out of town climbed the central highlands and provided a panoramic view of Ribeira Grande below. This gave us an excellent perspective and appreciation of the relatively flat coastal plains where a town logically grew.