Glimpses of Funchal - 101

 Get-Your-Bearings Tour

 Marina / Seaside Promenade

 Frangipani (huge)

 Jacaranda Blooms

 Public Garden Art 1

  Public Garden Art 2

 Cafe do Teatro

 Seaside Promenade

 Cliff-side Terrace

Public Gardens

Ola from Madeira!

I'm touring the island with my partner, but mainly staying in Funchal.

I hope all my CDP friends are well!

A special "high five" to Leif of Eagan Daily Photo, my CDP mentor, and to Paulo, whose inspiring photos of Funchal Daily Photo that brought me here in the first place.

Apple in Your Eye

Copyright Photo: Downtown Montreal - Apple Store - Ste. Catherine by Montreal Photo Daily, on Flickr

According to a CBC News item, the U.S. Treasury Department reported that Washington now has a total operating balance of only US$73.768-billion. Compare that to Apple's current cash reserve of US$75.876-billion. What's wrong with this picture? .......... Apple has more cash than Uncle Sam

For the first time, I'm participating in James' "Weekend Reflections". Hope this works!

I will be taking a leave of absence for a short while. However, I do intend to drop by and post comments on your blogs from time to time. I've met some really nice folks in the CDP community and have had lots of fun. I know I will miss you all. Good-bye for now, and keep on blogging! :-)

An Angel's View - Old Port of Montreal

Copyright Photo: Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel - Our Lady of the Harbour by Montreal Photo Daily, on Flickr
"Our Lady of the Harbour" was made famous by Montreal poet-singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen in his hit song... Suzanne.

Following photos were taken from the belvedere.
You are viewing the harbor from left to right.
Copyright Photo: Facing Montreal Harbor - Left Angel by Montreal Photo Daily, on Flickr
In the background is the Jacques Cartier Bridge, connection between the Island of Montreal and the South Shore of the Saint Lawrence River.

On the right side is the Clock Tower and Basin, location of The Montreal Yacht Club.

Copyright Photo: The Montreal Yacht Club by Montreal Photo Daily, on Flickr
The large sphere in the far distance was the former American Pavilion from Expo '67 - World's Fair (1967). Currently, it is home to "The Biosphere" which is an interpretative museum about the Saint Lawrence River.

On the right side of this photo is a jagged structure tucked away in the midst of the lush green growth of the Jean Drapeau Park. It is the gigantic sculpture titled "Man" by Alexander Calder. It was commissioned by The International Nickel Company of Canada Limited for the Expo 67 event and was given to the citizens of Montreal for the 325th birthday of the city.

Copyright Photo: Le Cirque du Soleil - Quai Jacques Cartier by Montreal Photo Daily, on Flickr
Under the big top! Quebec's own "Le Cirque du Soleil" summer venue is at the Quai Jacques Cartier. The 2011 summer run of "Totem" with the collaboration of Robert Lepage is from June 15 to July 31, 2011.

Copyright Photo: Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours... Angel... Bonsecours Market by Montreal Photo Daily, on Flickr
The building with the silver dome is the Bonsecours Market. Home to the Québec Crafts Council, this building houses 15 boutiques featuring top-quality “Made in Québec” creations: crafts, fashions, accessories and jewellery, design items, reproduction Quebec furniture and more.

Links of Interest: Leonard Cohen's Suzanne - Our Lady of the Harbour