silva, rui

He was a Madeiran poet who published his texts in various periodicals in the region, but also in some Brazilian press. He was a romantic writer, bucolic, sensitive, with a unique and even strange sentimentality. His verses, with poetic value, show spontaneity and rigor in terms of metric and deal with philosophical and romantic themes. …

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association of friends of funchal ecological park

The Association of Friends of Funchal Ecological Park (AAPEF in Portuguese) was created in 2002, being its founder José Raimundo Gomes Quintal, bachelor in Geography, who since then assumed the presidency of the Association, post that he still holds in 2016. This is the first Madeira Association recognized as an Environmental Non-Governmental Organization (ENGO n.º …

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occult precipitation

Occult precipitation can be understood as the ability of the vegetation to, through a process of impact or collision, precipitate the small water droplets existing in fog and that in the absence remain suspended in the atmosphere. Fog is understood as any cloud that intercepts the topographic surface. Given its reduced size, only a tiny …

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kent, john

John Kent (1810-1905) was a British citizen that lived in Madeira during 60 years (1845-1905). He went to the island in 1845, providing services as doctor and residing in the Quinta dos Estanquinhos in Funchal. It is in this position that he signs a medical report, directed to the British government, about the first outbreak …

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