Where on Tenerife is this? Photo Challenge #July 2012

We’re in the heart of Tenerife’s fiesta season with firework displays lighting up the skies nearly every night in some parts. As every town, village, hamlet and barrio seems to have a reason for the residents to slip into traditional dress and party, we thought this might be an appropriate choice for July’s photo challenge.

The scale of the fiesta should help narrow it down a bit but the real clue lies in the buildings in the photo. The question, as always, is where on Tenerife is it?

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Where on Tenerife is this? Photo Challenge #5 2012

We think May’s photo challenge might prove a bit difficult. To some people this ‘old’ tower may be instantly recognisable. If it is, then it might cause a bit of head scratching and suspicions that there’s trickery afoot or even that a mistake has been made.

There’s no mistake but there might be just a little a bit of trickery surrounding this monument. The question is why? And where exactly on Tenerife is it?

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Where on Tenerife is this? Photo Challenge #4 2012

This month’s photo challenge shouldn’t prove too much of a problem for seasoned Tenerife explorers. It’s a relaxing plaza with a bandstand right in the old centre of the town. There’s even a church in the background, rising above the Indian laurels, to help differentiate it from the other plazas with bandstands on Tenerife. Mind you, there’s usually a church in the picture somewhere with all of them.

It’s a lovely spot to chill out in the sun with a café cortado or cool cerveza… but where on Tenerife is it?

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Where on Tenerife is this? Photo Challenge #3 2012

Last month’s photo challenge was quickly identified so for March we’ve chosen a place that possibly only the most intrepid of Tenerife explorers may have set eyes upon.

This bullet rock catches the eye because not only is it in an absolutely stunner of a location but also because it is also quite the most outrageous place to build a house. After the impact of seeing it for the first time has worn off, the words that then jump into your head are “Why’ and ‘how’.

Why build houses in such an odd location and how on earth do you get to them? Making your way home here after a night out must be an absolute nightmare… but where on Tenerife, to the nearest village, is it?

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Where on Tenerife is this? Photo Challenge #2 2012

This lone construction stands proudly defiant, surrounded by an exquisite display of tumbling flowers.

It is found in a beautiful location in Tenerife and yet every time I’ve been here, there has only ever been a couple of other people. It’s also a popular venue for wedding receptions, providing a dreamily romantic setting. Lit up at night, it is quite magical.

There is an interesting story surrounding why it even exists… but where on Tenerife is it?

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Where on Tenerife is this? Photo Challenge #1 2012

This rather grand church is arguably one of the most striking on Tenerife, yet most people have probably never set eyes on it.

There’s been a church here since the beginning of the 17th century and although there are a lot of fine churches around Tenerife, this one has the added bonus of a mature drago tree to add to its appealling good looks, something that should act as a clue to help identification…but only if you’ve been here.

This baroque building is located deep in farming country where potatoes and tomatoes are the main crops…but where on Tenerife is it?

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Where on Tenerife is this? Photo Challenge #10 2011

We completely missed last month’s photo challenge, so we’ll make up for it by posting two in November.

The first is of a small coastal village on Tenerife that is home to about 300 inhabitants. Its numbers are boosted significantly in summer months as people from hillside areas with holiday apartments in the village descend on the place.

This photo wasn’t taken in summer which is why the neat, cobbled sunbathing decks are empty of people…even though the temperature would have had British visitors stripping off deliriously.

It’s small bay provides natural shelter for a small fleet of fishing boats and it’s claimed that the town is named after a crab that is common to the area…but where on Tenerife is it?

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Where on Tenerife is this? Photo Challenge #9 2011

As the temperatures have been threatening to blow the top off the thermometers in Tenerife over the last week, we thought it was appropriate to use a photo of a beach as the “Where on Tenerife is this?’ photo challenge for September.

But we’re not going to be sneaky and publish a photo of some obscure and remote cove that you have to walk for half a day to find.

This long black sand beach below the cliffs is popular enough with sunbathers to warrant a restaurant so you might think that would make it mainstream enough to be easy to identify…we’re not so sure.

Access to this beach is quite unique…but where on Tenerife is it?

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Where on Tenerife is this? Photo Challenge #8 2011

This month’s photo challenge is one of those places where you either know it or you don’t. Anyone who has visited this place should immediately recognise it ““ thatched huts aren’t exactly a common sight on Tenerife ““ but it might prove a difficult challenge for those who haven’t.

There isn’t a great amount to go on in this photo, just a section of hillside in the background and the huts themselves. But the huts are the big clue. Although once common-place in farming areas, there are only a few areas left on Tenerife where they can still be spotted; usually standing alone by the roadside, half hidden in the undergrowth.

This is the only place where you’ll find a small neat ‘village’ of them all in the one location. Thousands of people flock to this spot each year…but where on Tenerife is it?

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Where on Tenerife is this? Photo Challenge #7 2011

This might prove to be one of our easiest Tenerife photo challenges…but then again you just never know?

A photo of a bench would normally seem an odd choice and difficult to place. However, maybe not when the bench in question looks as ornate as this one ““ not quite the same anonymity as those that line the promenades of Tenerife’s coastal towns.

As benches go this is a particularly attractive specimen and the wonderful old tobacco advert adds to its good looks…but where on Tenerife is it?

This month we’re after the exact name of this place as well as where it’s located. This spot has two names, a common one and an official one. Either will do, but award yourself a bonus point if you know both.

There’s also a reason why we’ve chosen this image as the photo challenge for July, so an extra special kudos point to anyone who knows what that reason is.

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