Natural Methods of Transportation


Photo: man and his horse carrying milkIn the Azores Islands one can still find old-fashioned scenes amidst the beautiful homes, the modern conveniences, and the up-to-date amenities. Less than a generation ago horses and other work animals were common sights on the roads and pathways that connected ranches, farms, and rural villages. In 2007 this is no longer the usual means of transporation, but in this picture we see a man and his horse carrying milk to a cheese factory. To him, a small dairy owner, it's still the most efficient way to get the job done. Like most of the people who live on the Islands, he was happy to pause for our photos, eager to let us see how it once was, proud to be a part of the old traditions.


Learn European Portuguese in the Azores

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