1 Like

Cueva De Los Verdes Mirror Illusion Lake Lanzarote
Canary Islands

Trying to get some panoramas of the cave I got lost in the cave with a friend. After wondering around we discovered this magnificent lake. In the beginning we though it was an actual hole in the ground. It is the best mirror natural illusion i have seen. We found out later after discovering the rest of the group that this is an attraction :) The feeling of discovering something like that on your own is truly awesome... it makes you envy the cave men :)

Copyright: Vasilis triantafyllou
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10928x5464
Uploaded: 01/06/2011
Atualizado: 15/09/2012
Visitas:

...


Tags: cueva; de; los; verdes; mirror; illusion; lake; lanzarote; cave; canary; islands
comments powered by Disqus

Wojciech Fuchs
Cave of Los Verdes
Jan Koehn
Jamoes Del Aqua - Pool 3
Jan Koehn
Jamoes Del Aqua - Poolview
Jan Koehn
Jamoes Del Aqua - Pool 1
Jan Köhn
Jamoes Del Aqua - Pool 2
Lademanda manda
jameos del agua
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Punta Mujeres Port Lanzarote Canary Islands
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Punta Muzeres 02 Lanzarote Canary Islands
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Punta Mujeres 01 Lanzarote Canary Islands
Richard Dvořák
Calle Princesa Ico
Wojciech Fuchs
Ye Church
Wojciech Fuchs
Haria - Plaza De La Constitucion
H. Adi Saputra
Karasawa Heutte Sunrise
Martin Marinov
Arthur's Seat
Mark Fink
Split Rock Mohonk Preserve New Paltz NY
Ende der gletschertour
Tzatzanis - Maravelakis
Inside the monumental olive tree of Vouves
Florian Knorn
Glendalough
Robert Mročka
Úzkorozchodná železniční trať - Třemešná ve Slezsku
Hans Molenkamp
Lighthouse of Urk
Glen Claydon
Rishiri Island Beer O'Clock
Hiroky OGAWA
Yubatake, Kusatsu onsen spa
Hiroky OGAWA
Toyoiwa Inari shrine, Ginza Tokyo
Martin Broomfield
Hang Ma Street, Hanoi
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Agios Dionisios Mont Olympus Inside Waterfall On Big Rock Greece
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Galaxidi at Night
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Agnontas at Night Skopelos
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Warwick Castle inside 02 England
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Monastery Agios Dionisios Olympus Cells and Church
Vasilis Triantafyllou
On Paltsas Bridge Kalarritikos River Tzoumerka Greece
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Kato Olympos Pros Ai Gianni
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Warwick Castle indside 03 England
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Outside the Irodio theatre Athens Greece
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Delfi Tunnel Of The Athenians
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Vikos Canyon Oksia
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Mount Dirfys Evia 01 Greece
More About Canary Islands

Overview and HistoryThe Canary Islands lie off the west coast of Africa and exist as an autonomous community belonging to Spain.There are seven major islands in the archipelago and one minor island, then several small pointy bits which grumble about their diminutive status. The big ones are Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, La Palma, Lanzarote, El Hierro, and La Gomera.The whole group is the result of volcanic activity from 60 million years ago, which is why the beaches have black sand for you to crunch along on. There are no active volcanos at the moment, but one never knows. Another way to say it is that these islands are part of the Atlas Mountain range which can be traced across northern Africa.At one point in the 16th century the islands were called "the sugar islands" for their production of cane sugar. The economy has since developed wineries, agriculture and now tourism as principal activity.Getting ThereThe Canary Islands have six airports in total. Here's a quick reference for the airports. The main international airport is Gran Canaria Airport, the gateway to the islands. It's 18km south of Las Palmas and has EU, International and Inter-Island terminals.TransportationHighway maintenance to the Canary Islands is sorely lacking, ha ha. Ferry service connects the islands to each other, but you can also take a small plane to hop between them.On the islands you can rent a car but be sure to carry your passport and license with you all the time. People ride bikes and take the guagua bus to get around. (It's pronounced "wa-wa".) Bus schedules can be infrequent or sporadic. Tenerife and Gran Canaria have impressive public transport systems that cover most of their islands.People and CultureThe Canary currency is the Euro; the islands are one of the farthest outlaying regions of the Euro zone.The culture is undoubtedly Spanish, but the mainland custom of kissing on both cheeks when you say hello can be abbreviated to only one kiss. You need quick reflexes to get it right. There's an accent that's a little bit different from mainland, and not quite the same as South American spanish either. The saying is that islanders talk "with potatos in their mouth" because of their lazy-sounding pronunciation.Things to do, RecommendationsHere's a basic look at the main islands. The way we see it, if you need directions for how to have fun on a tropical island full of fruit and fish, you're beyond our help.The largest island is Tenerife with about two thousand square kilometers and a wide variety of plant life and terrain. It is home to the highest point "in Spain", the volcano El Teide at 3718 meters. Tenerife has excellent weather all year round, with a wide variety of terrain and vegetation including crops such as bananas, tomatos and potatos.La Palma does not have very many beaches, and they are not very long. Two popular ones are in Puerto Naos on the west side, and Los Cancajos on the east. Most of the island is a biological reserve. It's known as "the green island"; come here for the mountains, sweet bananas and vineyards.On Gran Canaria you can choose from endless sandy beaches, dunes, mountains and also lush green scenery. This island is home to more than half the population of the Canary Islands.Fuertaventura has the oldest history. Homer mentioned it in his brief travel guide called "The Odyssey." Its name may come from the expression "What a great adventure!", or possibly, "strong wind." It's only separated from continental Africa by a narrow channel. Fuertaventura has the longest of all the beaches, and wonderful fine sand.Lanzarote is a Biosphere Reserve under UNESCO declaration, and comprises one of the six universal models of sustainable development according to the World Tourism Organization. Lanzarote is the farthest East of the major islands and has a year-round average temperature of 22 degrees C.La Gomera sports a National Park with dense forestation, crossed by deep ravines and surrounded by a perimeter of cliffs along most of the coast. Islanders have a special whistling language to communicate across the gorges in the forest.Text by Steve Smith.