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Jameos del Agua...Lanzarote..part 1.

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This was one of the creations by a famous Artist..Cesar Manrique..of his home and subterranean grotto, in the north of the Island..all carved out of the lava and rocks of a Volcano..There are many pieces of his amazing work,all over the island..and especially on roundabouts,to be seen by everyone..
This metal sculpture of a Scorpion,is one of the better known,at the entrance to this wonderful place..Sadly,this talented man,died in a tragic car accident,aged 72,in 1993..by going through a red light,on the Island….but what a legacy he left behind…


Making our way down to the cave,and the lagoon.This is home to tiny blind white crabs,unique to the island,and as yet,it hasn’t been established why and how they are only found here..These are showing as white dots on the pic,and that was in close up..such tiny creatures..

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Loved this Lava formation..

The next place,is the huge concert hall,capable of holding up to 800 people..

The roof of the concert hall..

On our way to his outdoor garden and pool..and all the wonderful plants..


Back outside,and time to go to the next creation of this talented man..but at the top of a mountain ,on the next blog..

Hope you have enjoyed this visit.We loved it,and would love to go again sometime…

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What a fantastical place!!!!!! Great pics Bloomer :)))))

2 Jan, 2012

 

Great pics. B. love those Hibiscus, do you know the name of the orange flower? I also like the reflection in the cave there. :~)

2 Jan, 2012

 

Lovely blog Bloomer. I love the Canary Islands. We went to Puertoventura (?) last year and visited Lanzarote for the day. We quite fancy going to Lanzarote for a main holiday some time in the future.

2 Jan, 2012

 

looks great sandra, iv never been there, your pics make me wish i was on my way brrrr so cold here,
sheila iv been there 3 times but last time we went i wasnt to happy, things had changed, like alot of places to many young ones being loud and drunk. shame really.

2 Jan, 2012

 

we went here some years ago bloomer, it was well worth seeing,

2 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Pixi..It was amazing.glad we went on the tour from the ship..well worth it :o)
Pleased you enjoyed it G. Sorry,I don't know the name of that lovely orange flower,as there were no labels..but I agree,it really is gorgeous.:o)
We have only been on holiday to Lanzarote once,a few years ago ,and really enjoyed it.Stayed in Puerto del Carmen..Another great trip is up Fire Mountain..and a camel ride first .and I managed to stay on !
Thanks San..sorry to hear you were disappointed last time you were there...We went in September,so most of the young ones weren't there,but I can imagine it in their holiday times..
Definitely worth seeing,Val..a fantastic place..

2 Jan, 2012

 

Lovely as always Bloomer - I love those rocks - looks like an aero bar :D love the big plant (euphorbia ?) so pretty !!! love the caves reminds me of Indiana jones raiders lol - lovely red flowers - enjoyed :))))))))))))))))))

2 Jan, 2012

 

Loved your blog ... it was so interesting. Such a talented man .

2 Jan, 2012

 

Thank you Paul..I see what you mean about an Aero bar..I used to love them :o)So glad you enjoyed it..I think it's your kind of place..:o)
Thanks Hywel..he was very talented..if you are interested,he did so much more in his life..I looked him up on google this afternoon,and I was amazed at the other works of art he did...not just sculptures..

2 Jan, 2012

 

I'll have a look :o)

2 Jan, 2012

 

Lovely blog, Sandra ... we holidayed in Lanzarote years ago and I remember it as being a very windy place! ... Friends of ours are regular visitors there and keep saying we should return ... looking at your pics I can see why! ... :o)

2 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Shirley..It was windy when we went a few years ago too..but very warm..blows from Africa,I believe,but can't remember the name of it...Sirocco or Mistral,maybe?
Go for it,Shirley,it would do you both good :o)

2 Jan, 2012

 

Another lovely blog and pics from Goy's own "Roving Reporter".

Fascinating!! :-)

3 Jan, 2012

 

Thank you,Lou..and a Happy New Year to you..:o))

3 Jan, 2012

 

What a lovely trip , Bloomer , never found this place and we've been a couple of times . We are going to Fuertaventura at the end of the month , and it can be rather windy , as the name implies , but looking forward to a little change .

5 Jan, 2012

 

that will be nice,Driad..and even if it's windy,it will be warm..:o)

5 Jan, 2012

 

Lovely blog and photos Bloomer :-),we went on a trip here when our children were small, while on holiday in Lanzarote,they were fascinated by those little white crabs, looks exactly the same,thanks for showing the pictures and reminding me, happy memories :-)),

9 Jan, 2012

 

Thank you,Simbad..nice to know it still looks the same..I hate it when they change things in the name of progress !
glad you enjoyed it as much as we did..:o)

9 Jan, 2012

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