Canary Weekend

Auditorio

We were tourists in the cities of Santa Cruz, and La Laguna on our last days in the Canary Islands…the girls went down for a last glimpse of the auditorium (completed 2003)…

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Castillo de San Juan Bautista

…and the Castillo de San Juan Bautista (completed 1644).

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La Laguna Street

Then we all took the tram to the lovely nearby UNESCO World Heritage city of La Laguna…

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Iglesia de la Concepcion

…which has many beautiful old restored buildings and churches.

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Iglesia

Every building in the old part of town had something to look at…

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Blue Walls

…like this pretty blue stucco, with iron window grilles and a lovely tiled advertisement…

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Doorway

…and this highly interesting doorway…

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Pasteles

…and this luscious-looking window display!!

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Climbing

We passed the Parque Garcia Sanabria (botanical gardens and park) on the way home, and decided to stop for a visit.

Aurelia had had enough sitting around and climbed up a park bench…

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African Tulip Tree

…and dressed herself in Tulip Tree, and Jacaranda Tree flowers

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String Bonnet

…while Constance sat resting on the bench wearing the string bonnet I found in a flea market, and enjoying the last day in Tenerife.

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6 thoughts on “Canary Weekend

  1. What beautiful scenes you’ve captured on “film” for us. The Hittys bring a new dimension to such a place.

    • We loved the old town with its beautiful colours and pedestrian streets, interesting building construction so different from what we are used to…we feel so lucky that we could come and see it!

  2. the string bonnet was a real find! What a wonderful trip and adventure the girls and their humans have had. Looks like it was greatly enjoyed. Thank you for sharing some of it with us.

    • The flea market was incredible, streets and streets of stuff – such fun to find a tiny string hat, for one euro, Constance says it shades her face perfectly, and is a little canarian memento – perfect!

  3. Thank You for sharing this trip with us. The auditorium reminds me of an Orca breaching…with the shadow on this photo…and the restored buildings and church were just beautiful.
    I think your Hittys must put out a “charmed energy” with the way you find Hitty sized goodies…so fun.

  4. We did enjoy the flea market where we found the wee hat, but it was very busy and not a good place to get out th camera…the most amazing find there was a pair of tuohivirsut, though a tad large for Hitty…what in the world was a pair of mini birchbark Finnish shoes doing at a flea market 100km from the coast of Africa?

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