Tenerife, the Island in the North Atlantic
During the last two months, we took countless photos. Some of which we will publish now in articles about Tenerife.
Away from the major tourist hotspots, Tenerife, the volcanic island in the North Atlantic, has a lot to offer. If you do not take over the nerve-wracking casualness of the natives, or let it stop you. Time seems to have stopped anyway. It faded out. Everything moves slower or not at all.
In the mountains everything was and is different. Sometimes one could think he is in a completely different world than the world we are familiar with.
Everywhere are abandoned waterways, bridges that were once built and now end in nothingness. Many things seem incomprehensible to the viewer at first. Only at first.
Everything is built on slopes. Far away from building permits… even under the Spanish law, such buildings would not be granted.
The road to the north leads over steep roads, which continue to rejuvenate.
One thing must be clear, if you stay in this end of the world, you must be prepared to give up a lot, because the next city is an hour, maybe 90 minutes, away.
Like a journey through time or to another planet that is far away, or in the distant past, when the earth was still developing, the flora has proven itself in a different guise, between wonderful cacti and asteraceae.
Below the volcano, the tree borders start again, where pine and palm trees grow.
If you are looking for a Finca, you will find it on this way. We will be reporting on this in a separate article.
There were hundreds of abandoned houses, we saw along the route to the north, some sprayed with graffiti. Prices are quite attractive if you want to invest a lot of time to make such a house habitable again.
We all were sorry for the cat, but she was so thin and so sick, even aggressive. Death reached for her. We left her alone to die. She did not want anyone with her. It was her right.