Time to finish up with the Canary Islands and Tenerife. Next week we move on to the next destination on our transatlantic voyage aboard Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas. I hope you’re enjoying this voyage so far, the first of five we took beginning in April. Interspersed between those cruises will be a side journey to Germany, and then a four-day stay in Dublin, Ireland before we return. So, until next week, here is today’s Part 3 of Fun Photo Friday favorites of Tenerife:
Today I’m taking you on a photographic tour of one of the most picturesque areas in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Plaza de la Concepción. This charming pedestrian street is lined with everything from bright green trees, to colorful buildings, to cafés with tables beneath shady umbrellas:
As you approach from the west you’ll pass a structure dating back to 1511. This impressive building is the Iglesia de la Concepción (Church of the Conception).
Look closely at this next shot. You should see two bells near the top. Harder to discern is larger bell in the area above these two bells. That upper bell is the largest in the Canary Islands.
Don’t look for this next subject on the church. It’s hand-painted tiles depicting the church, but it’s actually located about 360 feet/110 meters beyond the church belltower, or about 165 feet/50 meters past the church’s east corner.
We’re now heading east back towardPlaza del Adelantado, where we will soon rejoin our tour group. Along the way, almost across the street from those tiles you see above, is this café scene:
Here the roadways diverge, with Plaza de la Concepción on the left and Calle Obispo Rey Redondo on the right. We’re sticking with Calle Obispo Rey Redondo as we had back to Plaza del Adelantado
Once you get to the southwest corner of the cathedral, take a look back for this view:
From the cathedral we split up, with most of our group continuing west along Calle Obispo Rey Redondo in search of refreshments and something to eat. Ursula and I went north on Calle Juan de Vera for a couple of blocks to Calle San Augustín:
We continued past Calle San Augustín for another couple of blocks just to enjoy some old town balconies:
At this point we reversed course to continue west on Calle San Augustín, running parallel to Calle Obispo Rey Redondo.
As well as this wood balcony just to the left of the tower:
Don’t turn south just yet. Keep heading west and you’ll reach an area of interesting color and old buildings:
I have some Fun Photo Friday pics of the small park just beyond this which I’ll show you on… you guessed it… Friday. But for now it’s time to head south, for Plaza de la Concepción, where we’ll rejoin Calle Obispo Rey Redondo on Wednesday:
And in case you’re wondering about the city layout: