Terraces of Madeira and Terraces of Bali

We mentioned in our previous post the similarities between the rice terraces (paddies) on the island of Bali, and those on the island of Madeira, where we lived for two winters.  The idea for the latter, most surely, was brought by those early Portuguese explorers and spice traders, who must have seen the beautifully-sculpted terraces in Bali, also a mountainous landscape.  Here are two images, the first one is Madeira, the second, Bali.




Henri van Bentum