Azores #315a (1980)

The Autonomous Region of the Azores (Região Autónoma dos Açores), is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal, composed of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean about 850 miles (1,360 kilometers) west of continental Portugal.  The nine major Azorean islands and an islet cluster, are in three main groups: Flores and Corvo, to the west; Graciosa, Terceira, São Jorge, Pico, and Faial in … Continue reading Azores #315a (1980)

Angra #2 (1892)

Angra #2 (1892)

Angra or, to use it’s full name, Angra do Heroísmo, is a city on the island of Terceira in the Portuguese Autonomous Region of the Azores (Região Autónoma dos Açores).  The town was established in the latter half of the 15th century.  Angra is the Portuguese word for “inlet”, “cove”, or “bay”.  The epithet do Heroísmo (“of Heroism”, “the Heroic”) was granted to the city by Maria … Continue reading Angra #2 (1892)