Thursday, May 16, 2013

Best Of Gran Canaria As Of Late

I think it's time for another one of these posts with things that have made me smile lately
I find myself enjoying the little things more and more on this island. There is so much 
beauty everywhere if you just keep your eyes and mind open to it.
Here are some of my favourite moments as of late.

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Visiting a banana plantation! Very exotic!


Sunsets.... I can never get enough of them. Same goes for sunrises. The most beautiful colours play out in the sky and in the water. It's been fun practicing what I learned on that super intense photo course I attended a few weeks back. I have plenty of things to practice on, living in such a beautiful place. 


The 100 years of aviation in Canary Islands was celebrated on Sunday May 12, with a several hours long air show called  "Exposición Aeronautica del centenario de la aviación en Canarias" with lots of different aircrafts at the beach of Las Canteras in Las Palmas. I am not particularly interested in airplanes, but I still always find these kinds of shows fascinating. 





Visiting a wineyard here on Gran Canaria, and learning more about the way of wine production here. I have loved every wine/cava visit I have done in Spain- in La Rioja, Catalunya (Cava, and visit to Freixenet) and Lanzarote. This was the first bodega I visited in Gran Canaria, and the surroundings were so beautiful, peaceful and all in all it was a wonderful  afternoon. I might have to make a separate post about this place!



Visiting the Dunas de Maspalomas, one of my favourite places on this island. The sand dunes are just so beautiful!


Visiting picturesque small towns here on Gran Canaria, being met with the outgoing town people that just make you feel welcome. I have heard some people from Catalunya 'complain' that people from Canary Islands talk too much, but I find the openness and humor that is often found here endearing.  


This couple that I meet every morning walking the beach. They are in their 70's if not 80's, and every morning around the same time I meet them at the beach walking, hand in hand. So sweet.


How it's completely normal to use palm tree branches to sweep the side walks! You see them everywhere. Much better than normal brooms apparently!


Playing around with new photography techniques...




It's really all about enjoying the sweet moments of life...


What has made you smile lately? 

12 comments:

  1. Love your pictures. It is so cool that the woman uses a palm tree branch to sweep the sidewalk!
    I would love to visit a banana plantation!

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    1. Thank you Katrin! I love that too, sometimes I even see them put a palm tree branch into a normal broomstick! Must be the best brushes the natural ones ;)

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  2. You must be a really happy person because you have so many beautiful things to be happy about! Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Patty! I really am blessed with all sorts of wonderful small things that certainly brighten my days! Wish you a great week too!

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  3. I love these "things that have made me smile" posts, I actually wrote a similar one, without thinking about it in my Finnish blog, as we just got back from the UK and the things that I really missed from England were the small tiny little details.

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    1. Thank you Satu! It's about finding those small pieces of magic :)

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  4. Wonderful pictures. You're quite the photographer and you've evidently a lot to be smiling about :) Good for you!

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    1. Thank you so much! Life is good on this island :)

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  5. The last pic is so cute. We have many airshows in San Diego as well! Loving the heart jet stream ;)

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    1. I am not used to airshows in Norway, so it's cool to be able to see.

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  6. That last pic looks heavenly.

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    1. Mhm...yes, lovely cake at lovely location in lovely weather! Can't get much better!

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