Canary Islands, Lanzarote
House and museum of the late local artist, Cesar Manrique

House and museum of the late local artist, Cesar Manrique

House and museum of the late local artist, Cesar Manrique a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Lanzarote was a sculpture garden to Cesar Manrique who is a local icon. He designed his house to fuse human creativity with nature’s forces. Here, the living room of his house, which is now...
Volcanic granules trap water from the air making agriculture possible in this arid region

Volcanic granules trap water from the air making agriculture possible in this arid region

Volcanic granules trap water from the air making agriculture possible in this arid region a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. The indigenous Guanches learned that they could grow crops using volcanic granules to capture moisture from the humid trade winds to compensate for low rainfall and arid conditions. Today locals still use...
Lava fields of Timanfaya Park, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Lava fields of Timanfaya Park, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Lava fields of Timanfaya Park, Lanzarote, Canary Islands a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. Different mineral composition, temperature and environmental conditions have created an eerie landscape of different colors and textures with small bubbles and cinder cones. Photo by Richard Sidey. www.richardsidey.com www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Buses drive through the lava fields of Timanfaya Park, Lanzarote, Canary, Islands

Buses drive through the lava fields of Timanfaya Park, Lanzarote, Canary, Islands

Buses drive through the lava fields of Timanfaya Park, Lanzarote, Canary, Islands a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. Although it is possible to hike in this area with a special permit, only buses are allowed to drive along the road that winds through the various lava fields which cover 200 sq. km....
Volcanic deposits cover the southern part of Lanzarote at Timanfaya National park

Volcanic deposits cover the southern part of Lanzarote at Timanfaya National park

Volcanic deposits cover the southern part of Lanzarote at Timanfaya National park a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. Timanfaya National Park, named for a legendary Guanche or indigenous hero, has only had about 100 years to start producing soil and plants and therefore it has a bleak and barren look. Nevertheless, the...
Camels were imported to Lanzarote by Spaniards to work in agriculture

Camels were imported to Lanzarote by Spaniards to work in agriculture

Camels were imported to Lanzarote by Spaniards to work in agriculture a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. Camels from North Africa were imported into the Canary Islands by Moors from Spain beginning in 1405 together with slaves to work the sugarcane fields. Eventually, sugar production and slavery went westward but the camel...
Camel rides through El Diablo of Timanfaya Park volcanic deposits from 1824

Camel rides through El Diablo of Timanfaya Park volcanic deposits from 1824

Camel rides through El Diablo of Timanfaya Park volcanic deposits from 1824 a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. Lanzarote is the oldest of the Canary Island Chain and therefore is one of the least volcanically active. But in 1730 is was shaken by one of the world’s most violent eruptions that covered...