The Canary Islands, although actually part of Spain, are located only about 10km off the coast of Morocco. This archipelago is made up of several islands including: Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. Very cool.
El Auditorio, Tenerife
A few years ago, my friend Shannon and I had the most fabulous vacation in the Canary Islands. In our too-short holiday, we managed to tour Tenerife and Gran Canaria with our friend (and local Gran Canarian), Ignacio. WeÂ ate great food, met many nice people, and enjoyed visiting small towns, driving around in our little rental car, and brushing up on our Spanish. We also managed to jump our way across the two islands – at the Dunes at Maspalomas, Parque Nacional Teide, in Mogan,Â andÂ at one of our gorgeous hotels, the Reina Isabel in Las Palmas.Â One of our favourite photo shoots was at El Auditorio, the Tenerife Opera House.
Shannon & Jordana Jump for Joy at El Auditorio
Symmetry at El Auditorio, Tenerife
9 dots, El Auditorio, Tenerife
El Auditorio from another perspective
Perfect point, El Auditorio, Tenerife
If you’re looking for a beautiful vacation destination chock-full of adventure, I would encourage you to consider the Canary Islands. They don’t disappoint.
All photos by me.
I would love to be in Manhattan right now so I could go check out the Philippe Halsman Jump exhibit in person. These photos are full of joy and easily put a smile on my face!
Philippe Halsman and Marilyn Monroe, 1954
Sophia Loren, 1959
Janet Leigh, 1951
Grace Kelly, 1959
Dick Clark, 1952
Audrey Hepburn, 1955
The Philippe Halsman: Jump exhibit continues through Friday May 28th at the Laurence Miller Gallery, 20 West 57th Street, Manhattan. You can read more about this exhibit here and here.
Photos courtesy of the Laurence Miller Gallery.
Many thanks to Jeff for bringing this exhibit to my attention –Â I do love to jump!Â