The Azores through the eyes of... Jenny Adam
Jenny Adam finds it hard to say what impressed her most about the Azores islands. She found a landscape to take the breath away, with volcanic craters and lakes in a setting of clouds, amazing skies, and the sea always in sight in the background. They were challenging times for a sketcher. The powerful experiences, the friendliness of the people and the good food were among the most striking aspects of the trip.
“I had never been to a black beach, let alone a natural swimming pool formed by masses of lava rushing into the ocean. I didn't know that thermal water can be tinted bright orange, or that a volcano crater can be completely green because its walls are covered in ferns.”
Now, when she thinks of the Azores, the first thing that enters her head is knowing when she can come back to get to know and explore each island, including those she’s already been to.
ILHA DE SÃO MIGUEL
Lagoa do Fogo
Parque Terra Nostra / Terra Nostra Park
Chá Gorreana / Gorreana Tea
Hot Spring of Ferraria
Islet of Vila Franca do Campo
Angra do Heroísmo
Angra do Heroísmo - Impérios do Divino Espírito Santo (Empire of the Divine Holy Spirit, chapels)
Angra do Heroísmo - Festas Sanjoaninas (Sanjoaninas Festival, in honour of St John)
Algar do Carvão
ILHA DO PICO
Lajido da Criação Velha - Vineyards on Pico Island
Museu do Vinho / Wine Museum
Montanha and Madalena
Museu dos Baleeiros / Whalers’ Museum
Jenny Adam is an industrial designer and illustrator and lives in Frankfurt, Germany. She joined the Urban Sketchers in 2009. Sketching is her preferred design tool and a way of recording daily life in a notebook. She took part in the 2013 and 2014 Urban Sketching Symposium and taught at the 2016 event in Manchester, UK. She organised the Urban Sketchers 10x10 classes in Frankfurt in 2017.