September 22, 2020

The laurel landscapes – La Provincia


The photographic exhibition titled Discovering the laurel landscapes that is exhibited in the Casa de Colón has been extended until next September 1.

Through the photograph of Víctor M. Martín Febles, this exhibition exhibits 40 images, supported by a series of small texts, with which the visitor can discover the ecological value of this tropical forest located in a temperate latitude rich in trees They only live in the Canary Islands.

The most important part of the exhibition is dedicated to revealing the importance of this forest as an economic resource of the Canarian rural population throughout history and the way in which human intervention has transformed it. A group of images attests to this close historical relationship of society with the forest, through the remains of old buildings, such as fountains, walls of cultivation terraces, coal, ditches, etc.

Finally, a succession of photographs of the islands of Tenerife, El Hierro, La Palma and La Gomera discover the main characteristics of the forest landscapes "inherited" from agriculture, livestock and carbonation. This informative activity, which has already been carried out in Tenerife, El Hierro, Coimbra, La Gomera and La Palma, is associated with the publication of the book The landscapes of the Canary Islands laurisilva, from Kinnamon publishing house. The exhibition can be visited free of charge, from Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 9 pm; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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