National Geographic : 1934 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE BOUGAINVILLEA OVERFLOWS THE WALLS IN WINE-COLORED WAVES Into the floral paradise within the gate, these urchins of Santa Cruz will lug their milk can. They serve a typical Madeiran house of two stories surrounded by a garden full of luxuriant flowers. (~ National Geographic Society Natural Color Photographs by Wilhelm Tobien AN ISLAND-SPANNING HIGHWAY THREADS A RUGGED RAVINE Good roads brought modern busses, but many country folk in this densely populated land of hard labor prefer to walk and save their coppers. Beyond the wayside group at Ribeira Brava, on the south coast, basks a red-roofed villa in front of which grow Madeira's small but very sweet bananas.