This enchanted pearl in the Atlantic is at once nostalgic and unfamiliar, with its Portuguese culture reminiscent of Japanese influence in Hawaii, but its lush mountainscape and geothermal vapors a replica of Icelandic summer.
What I do know is with the nonstop flights from Delta via JFK and BOS, the Azorean lifespan of pristine undiscoveredness will likely soon give way to throngs of newcomers, many who will struggle to pronounce its name correctly, eager to scale its castles, taste its delicacies, bath in its August hydrangea massblooms, wade into its natural tidal swimming pools, pick its tea leaves, and Instagram its endless sights.
Farewell, forever, our heretofore untrodden paradise found-and-soon-to-be-lost (but we will be back for the seafood though).
““The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” -John Milton, Paradise Lost
3 thoughts on “Not Azore Loser”
OMG, what a treat of photographs! Simply amazing! If you don’t mind may I know the focal length of the wide-angle lens you used in those landscapes? Those red dress photos just magical!
Thanks Raj! The wide-angles were on 14mm/F5 on a 14-24mm Nikkor AF-S.
Wow! 14mm and the distortion… superb output.. I think you have a great range with 14-24n 😍👌