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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Tenerife is the largest island of the Canary Islands
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Canary Islands


Tenerife is the largest island of the Canary Islands and the most populated island of Spain, located about 300 km (186 mi) from the African coast, and approximately 1,000 km (621 mi) from the Iberian Peninsula. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of the island.



Five interesting facts about Tenerife:

  • It is an island created volcanically, building up from the ocean floor 20–50 million years ago.
  • It lies at the same latitude as the Sahara Desert and enjoys a warm tropical climate with an average of 18–24 °C (64–75 °F) in the winter and 24–28 °C (75–82 °F) in the summer.
  • At 3,718 m (12,198 ft), Teide volcano is Spain's highest peak and the third highest volcano on the planet.
  • The earliest known human settlement in the islands date to around 200 BC, by Berbers known as the Guanches.
  • It receives more than 5 million tourists every year.

Canary Islands
Landscape of Tenerife

Canary Islands
Landscape of Tenerife

Canary Islands
Path, Tenerife

Tenerife
Adeje and Arona from a distance, Tenerife

Tenerife
Snow-capped Teide volcano from a distance, Tenerife

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Rocky shoreline, Tenerife

Canary Islands
Shoreline, Tenerife

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Cliffed coast, Tenerife

Tenerife
Cliff, Tenerife

Tenerife flora
Erect Prickly Pear, Tenerife

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Feral white cat, Tenerife

Canary Island spurge, Tenerife
Canary Island spurge, Tenerife

Euphorbia canariensis
Canary Island spurge, Tenerife

Canary Island spurge, Tenerife
Canary Island spurge, Tenerife

Tenerife lizard
Lizard, Tenerife

Tenerife fauna
Crab, Tenerife

Tenerife
The Atlantic Ocean coast, Tenerife

Tenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Tenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Tenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Canary Islands
Tenerife from a distance

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Erect Prickly Pear: a cactus of the family Cactaceae
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Opuntia dillenii


The Erect Prickly Pear (Opuntia dillenii) is a species of cactus in the Cactaceae family that has a natural range across the Americas and the Caribbean; it is naturalised in Europe (the Canary Islands, Malta), Africa, Australia and southern Asia.



Five interesting facts about the Erect Prickly Pear:

  • It is a low-growing shrub up to 2 m (6.6 ft) in height.
  • In this plant, the leaves are modified into spines, whereas the stem is modified into flat, spongy, leaf-like structures, with the water-storage tissues inside them.
  • It has yellow flowers that are followed by juicy maroon-purple-coloured fruit.
  • In India, the underground roots are used for inducing quick vomiting in the case of persons bitten by poisonous snakes.
  • The fresh fruits are used as an antidiabetic agent in Canary Islands folk medicine.

Erect Prickly Pear
Opuntia dillenii flowers, Tenerife

Opuntia dillenii flowers, Tenerife
Opuntia dillenii flowers, Tenerife

Erect Prickly Pear
Opuntia dillenii flowers, Tenerife

Erect Prickly Pear
Opuntia dillenii flower, Tenerife

Erect Prickly Pear
Opuntia dillenii flower, Tenerife

Erect Prickly Pear
Opuntia dillenii flower, Tenerife

Erect Prickly Pear
Opuntia dillenii flowers, Tenerife

Erect Prickly Pear
Opuntia dillenii, Tenerife

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Friday, June 08, 2018

The Neo-Gothic Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Paris, France
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Église Notre-Dame-du-Perpétuel-Secours


The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (French: Basilique Notre-Dame du Perpétuel Secours) is a Roman Catholic church, located in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, France.



Five interesting facts about the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help:

  • It was built on the site of the chapel of the Redemptorists Fathers' convent between 1895 and 1898.
  • Its architectural style is Neo-Gothic.
  • It was consecrated in 1966.
  • In 1966, Pope Paul VI (1897–1978) designated it a minor basilica.
  • It has a height of 67 m (219 ft).

Église Notre-Dame-du-Perpétuel-Secours
Altar of the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Paris

Saint Antoine
Statue of St. Anthony, the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Paris

Ste Therese
Statue of St. Teresa, the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Paris

Saint Padre Pio
Statue of St. Padre Pio, the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Paris

Église Notre-Dame-du-Perpétuel-Secours
The organ of the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Paris

Église Notre-Dame-du-Perpétuel-Secours
Interior of the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Paris

Address: Basilique Notre-Dame du Perpétuel Secours, 55, boulevard de Menilmontant / 6, rue René-Villermé, Paris, France


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Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Valencia: the third largest city in Spain
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Spain


Valencia (Spanish: València) is the third largest city in Spain located on the banks of the Turia, on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, fronting the Gulf of Valencia on the Mediterranean Sea.



Five interesting facts about Valencia:

  • It was founded by the Romans in the 2nd century BC, under the name Valentia Edetanorum.
  • It was held by the Moors from the 8th to the 13th century.
  • Its Old Town is one of the largest in Spain, with approximately 169 ha (420 ac).
  • UNESCO has recognised the Silk Exchange market (La Llotja de la Seda), erected in early Valencian Gothic style, as a World Heritage Site.
  • It is a bilingual city: Valencian and Spanish are the two official languages.

Valencia
The Plaza de la Virgen with a view of the Cathedral (Valencian Gothic; built in the 13–15th century), Valencia 

Fuente del Turia
The Turia fountain, Valencia

Sevilla
The Plaza de la Reina with a view of the Cathedral and the Micalet Tower, Valencia

Torre del Micalet
The Micalet Tower, Valencia

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Roman columns, Valencia

Street art, Valencia
Street art, Valencia

Street art, Valencia
Street art, Valencia

Cat
Stray cat, Valencia

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Monday, June 04, 2018

Cadiz: the oldest city in Spain
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Spain


Cadiz (Spanish: Cádiz) is an Andalusian city and port, situated on a long, narrow peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean‚ in southwestern Spain.



Five interesting facts about Cadiz:

  • Founded 3,000 years ago by the Phoenicians, it is the oldest city in Western Europe.
  • Its renewed prosperity dated from the discovery of America in 1492, when it became the home port of the Spanish treasure fleet.
  • In the 18th century, it had more than 160 towers from which local merchants could look out to sea for arriving merchant ships.
  • The country's first Constitution was declared here in 1812.
  • The last snowfall in the city happened in the XIX century.

El Arco de la Rosa
The Rose Arch, Cadiz

Cadiz park
Genovés Park is the largest public park in the city of Cadiz

Cadiz
Small square of the Genovés Park, Cadiz

Myiopsitta monachus
Monk parakeet in the Genovés Park, Cadiz

Cairina moschata
Muscovy duck in the Genovés Park, Cadiz

Fountain
Fountain in the Genovés Park, Cadiz

Genovés Park
Jacaranda mimosifolia in the Genovés Park, Cadiz

Cadiz
Promenade of the Genovés Park, Cadiz

Cadiz
Long breakwater and the Castle of San Sebastian in the distance, Cadiz

Cadiz
Jump, Cadiz

Cadiz
The Castle of San Sebastian, Cadiz

Castle of San Sebastian
The Castle of San Sebastian (on the right) and breakwater in the distance, Cadiz

Sea bird
Gull, Cadiz

Arenaria interpres
Ruddy turnstones, Cadiz

Ocean
The Atlantic Ocean, Cadiz

Cadiz
Long breakwater, Cadiz

Gran Teatro Falla
The Falla Grand Theatre (built between 1884–1905), Cadiz

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