Exhibition: The Canary Island’s Mountains

From 20th June to 19th July, 2008Casa Principal de Salazar, O’Daly 22, Santa Cruz de la PalmaOpen Mon-Fri, 10 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 8 pmSaturdays from 10 am to 2 pm. You know, I think “Mountains” is a mistake in translation, because the exhibition is about forests (and “monte” can mean either forest or mountain side.) I don’t care. It’s a fun exhibition. My son enjoyed…

July 9, 2008
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Flags Galore

You see a lot of flags on La Palma. Most English visitors will recognise the flags of Spain and the European Union. But the Canary Islands are an autonomous region within Spain, and they have their own flag too. You see it a lot, especially around May 30th, which is Canary Day. And then each island has its own flag. Here’s the flag of La Palma: And as if that…

June 16, 2008
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Music in the Streets

There’s a new musical project in Santa Cruz de la Palma with backing from local government. On Saturdays, Sundays, and Public holidays, there’s often free live music somewhere. So far six groups have joined the scheme, and almost every day, more businesses sign up. This is a Cuban-style group called Chango, playing at the Kiosko de Eliseo halfway up the Avenida del Puente. They played from noon until about half-past…

June 8, 2008
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S/C Flea Market

On the first Sunday of every month, the port car park gets taken over by a flea market. It’s only small, but I love it. This morning a couple of hours slipped by very fast. There’s an amazing variety of stuff on sale. For some reason there are lots of flowers, plants and vegetables. This morning I stocked up on herbs. Most of the stuff is cheap, but this stall…

March 2, 2008
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