Chaos to Cosmos
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Thursday, 5 June 2014

Customs House

The Royal Customs House (Casa de la Real Aduana) of Puerto de la Cruz

The Old Harbour in Puerto de la Cruz

Jardín Botánico

Jardín Botánico Puerto de la Cruz

A visit not complete without something from the nearby El Aderno

The Orotava Acclimatization Garden was created by the Royal Order of Carlos III on August 17, 1788, as a consequence of the need to acclimatize species from the tropics in a place in Spanish territory with the appropriate weather. 

Wednesday, 4 June 2014


Oft photographed shuttered window on the Calle Calvo Sotelo in Garachico

Puerta de Tierra (Door to the land), which used to be the entrance to the port from the sea

Cristóbal de Ponte, financier of the conquest of Tenerife and founder of the
of Garachico, overlooking the Parque de la Puerta de Tierra.


The Los Gigantes Cliffs from Punta de Teno

Punta de Teno

Oncoming traffic on the road to Teno Alto

Landscape of Teno Alto

Vista of the El Palmar Valley from the Teno Mountains

View of the Macizo de Teno (Teno Massif) from La Portelas

The infamously garbled language of the road sign to Punta Teno

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The entrance to the Mercado de Nuestra Señora de África (Municipal Marrket)

One of the many colourful fresh fruit and veg stalls in the market

Calle De La Noria

Calle De La Noria

Framboyán (Delonix regia) trees alongside the Barranco de Santos ravine in Santa Cruz

Teatro Guimerá

Alameda del Duque de Santa Elena

And there were trajes de hamsters (hamster costumes) at a store in one
of the malls along the Avenida Tres de Mayo. Of course there were! 

Monday, 2 June 2014

Plaza de la Iglesia

Plaza de la Iglesia, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

The Plaza de la Iglesia (Church Square) in Puerto de la Cruz is a busy thoroughfare in the centre of town and yet, manages to be a tranquil and beautiful spot.