Praia / Angra

by Malcolm Burns
(Sterrett, Alabama. USA)

May be Angra

May be Angra

Just snapping pics one day while away from Naval Air Facility base. was there in 1967. Loved every minute of it. I was stationed at the Naval Air Facility but lived on the Air Force base. We only had the one hanger for the Navy for servicing planes crossing the Atlantic.
I was a Radioman and the duty and off time was great.
I can tell by the pictures that the Islands have really changed. Sorry for the old pics. buts thats about all we had back then

Rob's Reply
Hi Malcolm
Thanks for sharing the pictures. They are all welcome. Old and new, professional or amateur.

The old ones are great because people who were there many years ago can reminisce and newbies can see a slice of the old days.

Thanks for stopping by!

Best Regards

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May 24, 2011
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by: Edelberto B. DaSilva

I am from the Azores, was born in Praia da Vitória. I was also a radioman in the Navy and was stationed at NAF Lajes in 1974-1976. I actually watched the Navy hangar being built in the fifties and when I arrived in 1974, did some watches in the old hangar before moving to the new location across the base. I miss my home. I am constantly searching for photos that I can download. I was actually surprised when one of my cousins told me that there was a Mexican restaurant in Praia called "Arriba". I guess things have really changed. It is surprising to see how the Azores are not well known at this day and age. Don't know if it's a bad thing or a blessing in disquise. Anyway, I am enjoying this site, keep up the good work.

Note from Rob I choose to think of it as a blessing in disguise!

Sep 04, 2010
Forgot to say
by: Rob B

Hi Malcolm
I forgot to say that yes, things have changed. The quality of life for locals has improved. But overall the Azores still has wonderful qualities like: a beautiful landscape, a laid back culture, old and interesting buildings; remote and rugged terrain;

... I could go on and on!

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