Prince Albert I travelled the seas and oceans for more than 35 years.

His work led him to visit many countries, including the Azores archipelago in the eastern Atlantic, which was the preferred destination for thirteen scientific expeditions.

Albert I was sensitive to the mild climate, the beauty of the landscapes and above all, the hospitality of the inhabitants of the Azores.

The painting by Louis Tinayre represents the inauguration by Prince Albert I, on September 2, 1904, of the avenue that bears his name in Ponta Delgada.