Tuesday, 17 November 2009

1117 PT - Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture (2004)

Brief Description

"The 987-ha site on the volcanic island of Pico, the second largest in the Azores archipelago, consists of a remarkable pattern of spaced-out, long linear walls running inland from, and parallel to, the rocky shore. The walls were built to protect the thousands of small, contiguous, rectangular plots (currais) from wind and seawater. Evidence of this viniculture, whose origins date back to the 15th century, is manifest in the extraordinary assembly of the fields, in houses and early 19th-century manor houses, in wine-cellars, churches and ports. The extraordinarily beautiful man-made landscape of the site is the best remaining area of a once much more widespread practice."

"占地987公顷的葡萄园文化景观位于亚速尔群岛的第 二大岛——皮库火山岛上,引人注目的是环绕岩石海岸的石墙,用来保护海岛抵御海风和海水的侵蚀。岛上拥有农田、房屋、19世纪初建造的庄园、酒窖、教堂和 港口,这里最早的葡萄酿酒技术可以追溯到15世纪。曾经广泛实施的葡萄酿酒技术得以完好地保留,成为该遗址最为亮丽的人工景观。"
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1117
Courtesy of Tine from picasa

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