Wednesday, February 3, 2010

IS IT SUMMER YET? (a children's book)

This is a bird's eye view of my family's hometown, the village of Altares, from atop the Pico Matias Simão...



...which looks like this from my cousin's house.



You can also see my cousin's house from Pico Matias Simão!



The center of Altares is this church...


..and it's located in the county of Angra do Heroismo, whose seat is a city of the same name. Isn't that neat?



This is all located on the island of Terceira...



...which has roads lined with hydrangeas...


...where sometimes herds of cows interrupt traffic...



...and summer festivals interrupt everything.


Next to Altares is the village of Biscoitos. That's "biscuits" in English!


In Biscoitos we like to swim in the Belo Abismo (that's "the beautiful abyss" in English!)...


...unless it's winter.



In fact, it's probably best to stay inside with some friends during the winter...


...but it can still be really pretty outside.


I think Terceira's my favorite place in the...


...whole...


...wide...


...WORLD!


So why haven't I returned since 2003? Because, kids, I'm a graduate student. That means that I actually volunteered to not have any fun! Silly, isn't it? But guess where I'll be this summer?

5 comments:

am said...

are the people there unalienated?

BJG. said...

almost as unalienated as the cows.

Tamara said...

great post!

anna said...

gorgeous. so excited for your trip and to live it vicariously!

Bowen Slate-Greene said...

Beautiful.