lanzarote vineyard

Lanzarote vineyards

One of my drive-by shots as we passed through the remarkable landscape of the La Geria wine valley in Lanzarote. Despite strong winds and extremely low rainfall, wine has been successfully cultivated in this region since the volcanic eruption in the 1730s. Individual vines are […]

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Jardín de Cactus 3

Jardín de Cactus 3

Another shot from inside Jardín de Cactus, in Lanzarote (see previous post for more detail) and my first attempt at using the new HDR merge function in Lightroom 6.

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Jardín de Cactus

Jardín de Cactus

Inside Jardín de Cactus, in Lanzarote, a beautifully landscaped cactus garden developed under the guidance of local artist César Manrique, like pretty much everything else on the island (see here for a little more detail). Our timing was good – the hazy late afternoon winter […]

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metal cactus

Cactus sculpture

The giant metallic cactus sculpture that stands at the entrance of Jardín de Cactus, Lanzarote. Jardín de Cactus is a beautifully landscaped cactus garden developed under the guidance of local artist César Manrique, like pretty much everything else on the island (see here for a […]

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Salinas de Janubio

Salinas de Janubio

A drive by shot of Salinas de Janubio, an industrial salt plant in south-west Lanzarote. Water from the adjacent lagoon (Laguna de Janubio) is pumped into the rectangular salt pans where the extraction process takes place. Apparently this place once used to produce 10,000 tonnes […]

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green lagoon 01

Green lagoon

The Green Lagoon (or Lago Verde) in the cove at El Golfo, in Lanzarote, is a small salt water lake on a beach of black pebbles; its striking colour comes from the algae that dwell within it. The seawater is conducted through an underground channel. The […]

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