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Ruins of an unknown structure in the high valley on São Nicolau.
São Nicolau's fertile hinterland allows it to produce more than the neighboring islands agriculturally.
São Nicolau's fertile hinterland allows it to produce more than the neighboring islands agriculturally. The landscape here is green and lush because of semi-permanent streams created by the surrounding mountains.
This photograph shows the fertile hinterland of São Nicolau, which is home to many farms and has been able to produce more agriculturally than any of the surrounding islands. In the foreground an empty basket, used to transport goods, generally by…
A picturesque view of the high valley area of São Nicolau.
An elevated view of Ribeira Brava, the main town on São Nicolau, located in the humid interior valley.
An adorable portrait of a group of children in the hinterland of São Nicolau. Once the intellectual center of Cape Verde, the island, neighboring busy São Vicente, has a quiet dignity and rich agriculture life.
Two men travel a dirt path in this rural are of São Nicolau's hinterland. In this humid valley agriculture is the most productive of the archipelago but many of the farms are built into the mountain side and inaccessible to auto traffic. Once the…
A man and woman embrace in the gateway to this farm in São Nicolau's hinterland. This man may be Bill Andrade, a New Bedford resident who reoccurs in many of David Baxter's photographs, always with his "capacete," or large, helmet like hat.
This landscape photograph shows the farm houses and small villages that dot São Nicolau's hinterland, a fertile interior valley that is the most agriculturally productive of the Cape Verde archipelago.
Children and woman in a dirt road in São Nicolau's interior valley.
A picturesque landscape photograph of São Nicolau's hinterland. The village may be Fajã de Cima, a small settlement in the northwest interior of the island.
An unknown coastal village on São Nicolau.
A topographical map of Cape Verde from 1971.
An enlarged view of a map of Cape Verde showing the islands Sal and Boavista.
Sunset photograph from the island of Sal, a flat, windy and barren island whose main economy and export is salt. This photograph is taken from near Amilcar Cabral International Airport. The airport was originally built by Mussolini as a refueling…
A view of the barren landscape of Sal. The landscape here has been compared to the surface of Mars, and the islands main export is salt, and has been mined for such since before the 15th century. This photograph was taken near Amilcar Cabral…
View from the runway at Amilcar Cabral International Airport. Later named for the revolutionary leader of the same name, the airport on Sal was originally built by the Italian government under Benito Mussolini. Following the end of the second World…
An unidentified family poses for a photograph at Amilcar Cabral International Airport.
Detail from a topographical map of Cape Verde (see CV-81-001). This detail shows the islands São Antão, São Luzia and São Vicente.
This aerial photograph shows the city Mindelo on the coast of São Vicente. Jutting off the shoreline into the water are the docks of Porto Grande. Porto Grande is the main port for São Vicente.
An aerial view of the shoreline on São Vicente. This island is, as you can see, very barren and rocky, and lacks a steady supply of fresh water. Outside of Mindelo, which is a large city centered around Porto Grande, the island is sparsely populated.
The rocky and barren shoreline of São Vicente seen from an airplane. Outside of Mindelo, one of Cape Verde's largest cities, much of the island is sparsely populated.
Scene at a Porto Grande warehouse. Goods are taken from storage and loaded onto a truck to be either shipped out or delivered locally.
Scene at a warehouse in Porto Grande. Goods are loaded onto a truck, either to be moved to a ship or delivered locally.
Porto Grande is photographed from the Bay of Mindelo in 1981. São Vicente has virtually no natural water supply and for years it's only major natural resource was the excellent harbor created by the Bay of Mindelo. Despite the lack of resources, the…
Ships docked at Porto Grande, in the Bay of Mindelo. The port is one of Cape Verde's main ports for receiving imports. Since independence in the 1970s the port has been improved on and is an important part of the local and national economy.
A fishing vessel docked at Porto Grande on the island São Vicente. Allowed to fall into disrepair during the mid-twentieth century, Porto Grande has been since revitalized. A major part of the ports activity revolves around fishing.
Ships in the Bay of Mindelo. Largely devoid of all other natural resources, Mindelo's economy has evolved around it's natural harbor.
A fishing vessel in the Bay of Mindelo. São Vicente's greatest natural resource is it's harbor, which is home to Porto Grande, and has helped make Mindelo one of the largest cities in the nation as well as the cultural center.
A volcanic seamont, the Ilhéu dos Pássaros, marks the boarder between the Bay of Mindelo and the Canal de São Vicente.
Photograph from Porto Grande looking west toward Mindelo. In the foreground, an unidentified industrial complex neighboring the port.
One of the docks of Porto Grande extends into the Bay of Mindelo in this sescape image. On the shore are storage facilities and some ships can be seen heading towards port. Since the island was liberated from colonial rule in the 1970s the port has…
A volcanic seamont in the Atlantic Ocean, Ilhéu de Pássaros is an uninhabited rock that marks the border between the Bay of Mindelo and the Canal de São Vicente. The only structure on the islet is a lighthouse.
Repairing a wooden fishing boat in Mindelo.
A wooden fishing boat is put in dry dock for repair in Mindelo.
A man poses by a wooden fishing boat in Mindelo. The boat has been put in dry dock for repairs.
A wooden fishing boat is put in dry dock for repair in Mindelo. A man poses beside the boat for scale.
Wooden boat in dock at Mindelo. The boat is being repaired.
A wooden ship in Mindelo is brought ashore for repairs.
Road to the top of Monte Verde, the highest peak on São Vincente. From the top of the mountain there are spectacular views of the surrounding area, including the peaks of Santa Altão and the harbor at Mindelo. At the peak of the mountain there is a…
View from the top of Monte Verde to the coast of São Vicente. Mounte Verde is the highest point on São Vicente. This view, looking north/north-east shows Baía das Gatas on the horizon, a bay with a natural barrier that makes it as popular for…
A misty landscape photographed on Monte Verde, the highest point on São Vicente.
The view from Monte Verde shows the barren landscape of São Vicente. The island, which has few natural resources, is sparsely populated outside of Mindelo, one of the largest Cape Verde cities and the cultural capital of the country. Over ninety-two…
The view from Monte Verde, looking west. Most of the island is as it appears here, barren, rocky and sparsely populated.
View from Monte Verde looking to the northern coast of São Vicente. Monte Verde is the highest peak on São Vicente and was home to some of the first permanent settlements on the island.
View of Ribeira Calhau from Monte Verde. Following the ribeira is a road that connects Calhau and Mindelo. Calhau, a fishing village that is a popular weekend resort for tourists and residents of Mindelo.
A stone dwelling on the side of Monte Verde, São Vicente's tallest peak, overlooks Mindelo and Porto Grande.
A landscape photograph taken from atop Monte Verde shows Mindelo, Porto Grande, and neighboring island Santo Antão on the horizon. Monte Verde is São Vicente's highest peak.
A view from atop Monte Verde, São Vicente's tallest point.
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