FUERTEVENTURA (CANARY ISLANDS) / THAT BLUE AND ABSTRACT SEA: MORE IMAGES FROM THE WASTE CONTAINER…

 

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© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – LACER/ACTIONS

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More random (and not manipulated) images from Fuerteventura, (Canary Islands, Spain). I usually capture and document my “Lacer/actions” – images of torn and decomposed posters or cracks – wherever I travel. However, something I found in Morro Jable town (a nice city of “Peninsula de  Jandia”, in the South) captivated my attention. In Plaza don Carlos, near Riu Hotel, there stood a platform of bins to separate waste collection. The outside of a blue container designated for paper showed strange cracks with shapes and signs. Most compelling, though, were the incredible, blue-based scenes created from varied layers of paper residual, crevices, rusts, dusts, sand, cuts. I’m pleased to present some more abstract (and conceptual) images I took around the blue container…

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Roberto Alborghetti / Seascape stories from cracks of an “art installation” (but it’s a waste-container)

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THE LAND OF ALOE VERA PLANTS / MY DAYS IN FUERTEVENTURA # 6

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Aloe Vera plants ( Aloe Barbadensis Miller) have found in Fuerteventura the best climatic conditions of the world for their development. Conditions I’m enjoying during my stay in  Fuerteventura: clear sunlight, warm climate and scarce rain. You may see Aloe Vera along roads, in the gardens and in several plantations grewed up in the inner areas.

Aloe Vera is a plant from the family of the liliaceous like tha garlic or the onion. It is known since the ancient time for its medical effects. The pulp inside contains a great variety of active principals such as vitamins, minerals and aminoacids. The Aloe Vera is recommended for all type of affections of the skin. Due to its regenerative action, in record time it accelerates the recuperation of the skin and eases the pain.

FUERTEVENTURA, LAND OF ALOE VERA – PHOTOS BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

At the weekly “mercadillo” (market) in Morro Jable I bought “Aloe Vera Gel” from “Absolut Aloe”, one of the local producers (www.absolutaloe.com) . A bottle of 250 ml. contains the extract of about 625 gr.of fresh leaves. They cultivate aloe in an ecologic way and their plantations are controlled by the Regular Council for Ecologic Agriculture of the Canary Government. To ensure maximum quality they sell directly from the producer straight to the consumer. In Fuerteventura you find Aloe Vera products in every stores or shops. Before to buy them, check quality and origins.

About its effects I may say that my skin has received immediate relief after sunburn. And some friends of mine at last solved problems about sun allergies.             

FUERTEVENTURA, ART ON THE ROADS: ROUNDABOUTS AS GALLERIES

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ROUNDABOUTS AS GALLERIES – FUERTEVENTURA 2012 – Phots by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – CAMINOS

In Fuerteventura local government and municipalities had a good idea. They have displayed beautiful and interesting sculptures at the most important roundabouts. So, while you’re driving along the main roads you have the pleasure to admire art installations which invite you to stop… It’s a sort of permanent gallery showing nice contemporary art made by local or international sculptors.

I saw fascinating pieces. But I was really struck by  “Caminos” made in 2007 by cuban artist Lisbet Fernandez Ramos and located at a roundabout at the entrance of Morro Jable town (Pajara municipality).

The artist created two different groups of kids who are scanning the sky (or the future…) It’s a really impressive scene that invites to slow down and think… And this is another surprise coming from Fuerteventura, wild and fascinating island.

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“VAMOS A LA PLAYA!”: WELCOME TO THE ENCHANTING BEACH SHOW / MY DAYS IN FUERTEVENTURA # 3

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MY DAYS IN FUERTEVENTURA #3 – PHOTO BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Vamos a la playa!” Yes, let’s go to the beach!… The  greatest tourist attractions of Fuerteventura are undoubtedly its unparalleled beaches. Mile after mile of white, golden and black sands, making up a total of some 157 beaches, all bathed in crystalline turquoise-coloured waters.

MY DAYS IN FUERTEVENTURA #3 – PHOTO BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

The beaches of Jandia, to the south east of the Jandia massif, are the longest in the Canary islands: their golden sands and placid waters stretch from Costa Calma, “Sotavento”, to Morro Jable, a nice town where we may find good hotels.  

MY DAYS IN FUERTEVENTURA #3 – PHOTO BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Also in Jandia, on the “Barlovento” coast, there is the beach of Cofete: more than 14 kms of wild beaches set in one of the most impressive geological landscapes of the whole island. In the northern area there are the beautiful beaches of El Cotillo and the enchanting dunes of Corralejo coast with its white sands.

MY DAYS IN FUERTEVENTURA #3 – PHOTO BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

The protected natural area called the Playa del Matorral, Site of Scientific Interest (S.I.C., Sitio de Interés Científico) covers an area of 115.6 hectares. It is the only wetland in the Canary Islands included in the list of wetlands of international importance (RAMSAR Convention). It is a coastal region ecosystem, flooded periodically by the sea, coinciding with the high tides in the spring and autumn equinoxes. The aim of the S.I.C. is the protection of the habitat, the associated species and the landscape in general.

MY DAYS IN FUERTEVENTURA #3 – PHOTO BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Halophilic species, able to withstand the flooding of the tides, and predominant amongst the flora. In the fauna, the salt marsh stands out because of its potential value as a passage area for sea birds or limicoline birds. The turtles, sightings of cetaceans and the underwater beauty of the environment are also noteworthy.

Another enchanting show from…la isla bonita.

MY DAYS IN FUERTEVENTURA #3 – PHOTO BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI