Julien Legrand

The Green Island (Azores / Portugal)

Sao Miguel, the largest island of the Azores archipelago, is a natural paradise located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The island boasts lush green landscapes, with rolling hills, terraced fields, and gardens that bloom year-round. The island is also home to several crater lakes and hot springs, providing a unique natural wonder that draws visitors from all over the world.

One of the most famous sights on the island is the Sete Cidades Crater, a double lake situated in the crater of an ancient volcano. The lakes are separated by a narrow strip of land and are different shades of blue and green, offering a stunning view. The island also offers opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, diving, and fishing.

Sao Miguel is also known for its rich culture and traditions, with a mix of Portuguese, European and local influences. Visitors can enjoy traditional music and dance, local cuisine and the famous “Gorreana” tea plantation, the oldest tea factory in Europe.

The island’s capital, Ponta Delgada, is a charming city with cobblestone streets, colonial-style architecture and a lively atmosphere. The city is home to several museums, churches and beautiful squares, as well as a vibrant nightlife.

Sao Miguel is a place where nature and culture combine to offer an unforgettable experience. The island is a perfect destination for those looking for a peaceful getaway, an adventure or simply to enjoy the beauty of the Atlantic.

Photography project, photos taken in São Miguel Island / Azores (Portugal) in September 2022.