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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?