Toboggan Run

by sportyman531

Why let the rarity of snow spoil the fun?
The carts were invented in 1850, when the inhabitants of what was then the village of Monte, wanted to travel quickly to Funchal below. Currently, they are one of the biggest tourist attractions of Madeira. The route is about 2 kilometers long and runs through the streets of the city. The vehicle reaches a speed of approximately 38 km/h and arrives at the bottom station in about 10 minutes. The carts are driven by men called Carreiros, dressed in white and wearing straw hats (boaters). They also use rubber-soled shoes that allow them to brake the carts.
Uploaded01/06/2024 - 23:26
CategorySports / Action
Shutter Speed1/800
Aperturef/6.3
ISO200
Focal Length105mm
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GIULIO57
Posted 02/06/2024 - 04:39 Link
Nice "green motion".
PPG
Posted 02/06/2024 - 10:45 Link
I imagine there must have been a few minor accidents over the years.
sportyman531
Posted 02/06/2024 - 18:21 Link
davidrobinson wrote:
I imagine there must have been a few minor accidents over the years.

There must have been but they keep quiet about it!
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sportyman531
Posted 02/06/2024 - 18:22 Link
GIULIO57 wrote:
Nice "green motion".

Thanks Giulio, much appreciated.
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pauljay
Posted 06/06/2024 - 19:09 Link
A most timely capture!
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
PPG

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