Leaving Haria

Fara

Derry, Ireland

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I went to the village of Haria in Lanzarote to visit the grave of the artist Cesar Manrique, whose influence on the island is everywhere to be seen.
I approached it from an elevated position, having travelled through the wine growing region of the same name.
It is quite beautiful to look down and see all the palms and the tiny white cubist houses dotted in the valley.
Haria is a peaceful town located in the north of Lanzarote in the ‘valley of one thousand palms’.
At the centre of the town is a beautiful and tranquil square with some small shops and restaurants. On Saturday mornings there is a craft market held here.
In the past the Town suffered many Pirate attacks, the worst of which occurred in 1586 when the pirate, Morato Arraez, burned the place to the ground along with all of the famous Palm Trees.
However the trees grew again, perhaps due to the local tradition of planting a Palm Tree for every child born (or two for every boy). Locally known as the ‘valley of one thousand palms’ and this title is still apt for this part of the Island.
This is photo scanned from my holiday albums.

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