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Photos de la Ruta de los Castillos


So no-one mentioned the deliberate mistake, then.  Well, not so much a mistake as a repetition.  When I wrote the post about La Ruta de los Castillos I panicked at the end because I thought I’d lost all my photos.  Wouldn’t have been surprising because I had to clear a load of pix off the computer to make room for new ones.  They were all supposed to transfer to the external harddrive, but I couldn’t find them there, so I decided I’d deleted them by mistake, and I used ones from a previous post.  Anyhoo – long story, short, I found them just now, so I thought I’d put them up so you can fill in any gaps my unimaginative writing might have left in your view of the place and the events.

Above is the interior courtyard of the Castillo de San Juan (Castillo Negro), with the tip of the Auditorio in the background.  As you can see, it was quite small, a lookout tower really.

Above 3 – views of the Añaga Mountains which cradle the city, and the Magnificent Calatrava Auditorium from Castillo Negro.

It was somewhere around the coastline in the above, two shots, that Nelson lost his arm.  Since he was taken directly back to his ship I don’t think anyone can say with certainty exactly where it happened, but history was certainly made along this shoreline in 1797.

Nothing to do with the castles, just I thought it was a nice shot of the Auditorio, taken from outside La Casa de la Pólvora.

Another view of El Tigre, the canon which, supposedly, made the devastating shot.  Our super guide, Omyra in the green uniform top there.

El Castillo de San Andres, another watchtower, marking the end of the fortification.  Although the fasionable beach of Las Terresitas lies just beyond this structure, it’s a man-made beach, and back in the 18th century would have been too rocky and dangerous for boats to land.


Author: IslandMomma

Exploring island life and the freedoms of Third Age: Challenging myself every day: writing, traveling, snapping pix, running & teaching ESL

4 thoughts on “Photos de la Ruta de los Castillos

  1. Love the contrast between the old of the new with Castillo Negro and the Auditorio. I keep meaning to have a go at shooting it at dusk, but never been in the right spot at the right time.

    Did you know that a couple of years ago they tried to stop people taking photos of the Auditorio from the outside?

  2. Goodness no!! What on earth was the reasoning behind that??? to keep copyright on photos?

    Yes, it would have been nice to have been able to choose the time of this visit, because 11 am is not a good time for light, still this was an overall experience, not just for the photos, so I was well pleased with it.

    I went to the Noches de Museo in La Laguna last night with a couple of friends, and it was excellent too…marked in part by the contrast in what we were being a taught, the type of people in the group, and the kids milling around outside to-ing and fro-ing from the fiesta (dark face of fiestas??)

  3. Your head will explode if you try looking for logic in that one.

    International photography law (or something like that) is pretty clear that photographers can take shots of buildings from a public spaces (unless there’s a security risk involved), so they were on a non-starter. But then this is Tenerife and as you know, they don’t always take a lot of notice about the laws covering the rest of Europe. They actually went as far as copyrighting the building.

    I could tell you a million (well a few) other stories where some officials here have actually tried to stop publicity that would clearly benefit the island. For some all publicity is obviously bad…on an island that makes most of its money from tourism!!!

  4. You might think Calatrava would have had something to say about his designs being copyrighted!

    Being as how I am in one of those “determined to find only the bad” at the moment (you know how it gets you at times) I would go so far as to say that the Cabildo might want to copyright their own form of logic, because it certainly is one of a kind!

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