The Last day in Sunny Tenerife:
1. Opera House side view 2. Opera house Full frontal 3. View of the shore from the Opera House 4. Musical giants painted on the rocks 5. 6. 7. Me chillin next to the Musical giants 8. 9. statues in the city center
Time flies when you are having fun doesn't it?
On our last full day on the island, I suggested we see the capital. It was an hours drive (give or take) from our humble abode. As soon as we drove into Santa Cruz we were greeted by the prominent whiteness that is the opera house. The Architecture of the different European opera houses interest me, so it's cool how easy it was to find. This one , was built to look like a wave. More interesting was the outside where the rocks on the shore of the ocean had portraits of musical giants / geniuses both of our time an of times past. I have to mention though, that Micheal Jackson was featured on more than 4 rocks. I wonder what that was about.
Santa Cruz basically looks like most capitals in Europe. Only I kept asking myself where the local residents were. Apart from one short evening at La Laguna - a student village kind of place - I don't think I was ever at a place that had more than 20 Spaniards at a go. Yes, we tried visiting Spanish places, maybe our timing was off.
It was also really funny seeing that sculptured fruit bowl juxtaposed with that giant sculpture of naked women holding viking heads between their thighs???!!! in the middle of the city square (which is where I assume this is) like that. Significance?
Not a day passed by without us making a fruit bowl though. The Oranges in Spain are the best I have EVER eaten! EVER!! So sweet and juicy. Do not leave spain without eating oranges. Also since fruits here are so cheap, we found ourselves eating fruits way more than we do in Germany.
The rest of the day was spent strolling up and down the streets, checking out a few stores here and there, and just like that, the day was gone and it was time to go back home and start packing for our journey back home.