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Cueva de los Verdes

By Chinga
The Theme: Rocks & Stones (Info was taken from Wikepedia)
Cueva de los Verdes (Spanish for "Green cave"), because in the past its owners were the "Verdes" family. It's a lava tube and tourist attraction of the Haria municipality on the island of Lanzarote, a protected area of the Canary Islands (Spain).
The cave was created around 3,000 years ago by lava flows that erupted from the nearby volcano Monte Corona, flowing across the Malpaís de la Corona towards the sea. The lava streams cooled on top, developing a solid crust, before the lava drained away leaving the top part as the roof of a cave. In about 20 spots, the roof of the cave collapsed, forming a cavern known locally as a "jameo". The caves extend for 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) above sea level and for another 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) below the sea (the Tunnel de la Atlantida). One jameo forms the entrance to the beautiful "Cueva de los Verdes". Two kilometres of the cave system were developed for tourists in the 1960s, with the cave walls illuminated by colorful lights.
In earlier centuries, inhabitants throughout Lanzarote hid in this cave to protect themselves from pirates and slave raiders.

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2 Oct 2013 11:47AM
Just made for you Isabel (and of course all us who love the colour green).


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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
2 Oct 2013 11:48AM
Only the first part is green Isabel !! Four very interesting photos and great information !!
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 11:56AM
Four interesting images showing such detail - informative narrative too.
V2 looks like inside a giant seamonster's mouth (I always did have a vivid imagination!! Lol!) Tongue

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 11:58AM
A very interesting and informative foreword followed by four quite incredible images each of which are stuffed with wonderful detail and colour. I specially like image number three. It looks like the hole takes you to the centre of the glowing earth..

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
a very nice set of four i hope you were not down the minesSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile..

ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
2 Oct 2013 12:10PM
I love all your Themes, you find the most amazing you to lead with the green one them all...great narrative
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
2 Oct 2013 12:46PM
This is like looking into a huge geode. How beautiful, and well photographed.
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
2 Oct 2013 1:13PM

Quote:Four interesting images showing such detail - informative narrative too.
V2 looks like inside a giant seamonster's mouth (I always did have a vivid imagination!! Lol!) Tongue

Careful, Carol.
Great images from you today, Isabel.
Carry on until you reach rock bottom with these.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
2 Oct 2013 1:46PM
Not just green,but a variety of colours here Isabel !!
Good set.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
2 Oct 2013 1:56PM
I've been in a few caves and find them fascinating. Such a strange and beautiful world we live in. Great shots Isabel.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
2 Oct 2013 2:28PM
A fascinating set, Isabel, and a most interesting write-up. Carol
2 Oct 2013 4:15PM
Lovely textures in these images. V1 is superb - and NOT just because it's green! SmileSmileSmile

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
2 Oct 2013 4:18PM
I'm loving your rocks and stones. They're such pretty colours and make very good abstract images too.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
2 Oct 2013 5:00PM
A fine set of fascinating abstracts.

luckybry 8 3 Scotland
2 Oct 2013 5:47PM
grt abstracts everyone has grt details in the image
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
2 Oct 2013 7:33PM
Great colours and textures

2 Oct 2013 8:52PM
Wonderful colours and textures Isabel, great write up..Lin
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
2 Oct 2013 8:53PM
Great textured imagesSmile
2 Oct 2013 11:38PM
Wonderful colours and textures in these images Isabel
All four have a beautiful tonal range. Well done,
Ayoob 7 Australia
3 Oct 2013 10:38AM
Great set of images.....Grin
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 2:52PM
Lovely colours and not easy to capture in a cavernSmile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
5 Oct 2013 4:20PM
orange or green? they are really stunning but I think the emerald one for me Smile

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