We arrived to Caesar Manrique's House. It was here that he found 5 enormous pieces of solidified lava that had formed into caves. Manrique built his house here.
Below is a museum, as well as a Caesar Manrique fund, that deals with protecting nature on the island.
Our guide gave us all entrance tickets and we went in:
All of the sculptures are original, like everything else on the island. You can't make this stuff up! I can't believe how he saw the world! I enjoying viewing such unusual art and forms :)
We entered the house.
Solidified lava is everywhere!
Downwards, tourists cross over the pool on a little bridge:
Below is a list of Caesar Manrique's work:
Inside, the rooms look like this:
We then went to the museum upstairs. Drawings and sketches by Manrique are exhibited there but you're not allowed to take any photos:
Some natural features that grow as part of the museum's decor:
A view from the window:
We traveled up toward the exit:
All of these pieces move in the wind and we can also see our bus from here:On our way to the bus, we noticed that this structure also moves; each circle spins around with the other parts:
After our excursion around the island we didn't make it back to the hotel till 6 pm. We had a very eventful day but it seems someone spent the whole day sleeping by the pool:
Our trip came to an end and we began packing. We would be leaving Madrid the next day. After dinner, we went to the see the ocean and threw coins in the water.
That evening, a flamenco dancing group performed in the hall. They're dancing skills were amazing!
However, we did not get very good seats and the lights were right in front of us, so the photos did not come out that well.
After dinner, we ordered our breakfast for the next morning and went to bed. We would have an early start, waking up 6.30.
Day 6, Saturday.
We called a taxi in the morning and made it to the airport for 15 Euros. Our flight to Madrid was scheduled at 9.45.
airport, I tried to take photos of the miniature island model but the glass reflected everything. However, you can still make out the many volcanoes dotted around the island:
Tulips are sold at the airport of Amsterdam and here you can buy cactuses!
Our flight ended up being delayed for an hour and a half; we landed at 1.30 pm.
To be continued.