🏝 Fuerteventura - A Photo Diary 📸 Day 3

in Photography Lovers8 months ago

Check out the previous reports of my Fuerteventura photo diary here (Day 1) and here (Day 2).


After acclimating to my new surroundings, I was ready for my first island excursion on day 3 of my stay.

And so I went having a look at La Oliva, the former administrative center of Fuerteventura.

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Approaching the outskirts of La Oliva. The hill in the background has the shape of a pyramid. In conjunction with the avenue of palm trees it gives the scene a peculiar oriental feel.

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Characteristic for La Oliva are the volcanic hills that surround the small village. Except for the clouds and the blue sky, I imagine it looks similar on Mars:

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(Starry sky provided by @edgarafernandezp through the LIL - Hive's largest free image library.)

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Arriving in La Oliva. The church Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria represents the former importance of La Oliva with its three naves and the mighty bell tower.

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The entire exterior of the church is whitewashed, except for the bell tower which is made of so-called Molinera stone.

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Inside of the church a baroque type of interieur. The polyptych of the main altar is the work of Juan de Miranda Cejas (1723-1805), who is claimed to have been the most skilled Baroque painter of the Canary Islands. Unfortunately, it was not possible to get closer to catch the details of this artwork.

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A fountain on the church square creates a refreshing microclimate which invites to finish today's excursion in the cafe next to it.


Thanks for following along and see you back next time 👋.


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Photos recorded by myself with an iPhone 13 Pro. All rights reserved.


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#LIL by @edgarafernandezp.

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Klasse die Bilder und vielen Dank fürs Teilen❣️ Die Landschaft der Kanaren finde ich sehr beeindruckend, auch wenn ich noch nicht auf allen Inseln war.

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What an amazing place my friend, great photos, that starry night sky, it looks like something from a movie, congratulations on the content 👏👏👏

Beautifuls landscapes!

Hola, si dentro de la iglesia hay una obra de de Juan de Miranda Cejas, quiere decir que la misma fue construida aproximadamente en el año 1600.

What a cool and interesting site @shaka, thank you very much for using my LIL image, have a nice summer vacation :D

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Damn, what an alien like scenery

I really like the pictures of the outskirts of La Oliva, it looks so desolated. I would feel very small and insignificant in such a landscape, but how I would love to see it with my own eyes and capture everything with my camera.