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Puerto del Carmen 6

Puerto_del_carmen_6

Original Watercolour 12" x 9"

The walk from the 'new' part of Puerto del Carmen, to the 'Old Town', past single and double storey white washed houses, and gradually the older architecture appears. If I ran a business in Lanzarote, I would be selling white paint!

 


Arrecife Lanzarote 2

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Original Watercolour 12" x 9"

A stroll around the older parts of Arrecife, Lanzarote, and you stumble across quiet little squares.  The only activity to be seen are the odd pedestrians using it as a short cut to go somewhere else and stray cats on the prowl.


Old Town Puerto del Carmen 2 #watercolor #lanzarote

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Original Watercolour 12" x 9"

Walking down into the harbour in Old Town Puerto del Carmen, you come across a charming little area of restaurants and Tapas bars.  All very nice, but the best is La Lonja.  That's the white building on the right.  The food is always freshly prepared (you can see right into the Kitchen) and it's even got a fishmongers on the premises!

 


Arrecife Lanzarote Seafront & Promenade

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Original Watercolour 12" x 9"

A nice afternoon walk into the sun, along the promenade Arrecife.  Arrecife is the main town on the island and the promenade runs the whole length of the seafront from the El Charco lake in the north, to the resorts further south.  Arrecife has a small Castle, which you can view from the promenade, San Gabriel Castle, constructed originally in 1573 and made from wood which lasted until 1586 when it suffered an attack from the sea and was destroyed by fire. It is reached by a small bridge from the seafront called Puente de las Bolas (Bridge of the Balls). It was so named as it has two columns to hold the drawbridge that have round balls on the top.


Costa Calero Lanzarote

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Original Watercolour 12" x 9"

Puerto Calero just south of Puerto del Carmen, is a little jewel along the west coast of Lanzarote.  It's like a miniature Puerto Banus with it's posh marina (with polished brass mooring posts), wide promenade, upmarket shops, and restaurants to suit all tastes.  My favourite, the little British Bar in the middle, Sheppard's pie and a pint.


Tias Town Centre Lanzarote

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Original Watercolour 12" x 9"

Tias, a major town in the middle of Lanzarote overlooking the resort of Puerto del Carmen.  It's a quiet place unlike it's coastal neighbour, but has loads of streets to explore and popular Tapas Bars and Restaurants in the centre.


Puerto del Carmen 4

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Original Watercolour 12" x 9"

Exploring the quieter back streets of Puerto del Carmen, a bit of peace between the noisier main roads.  Ominous clouds could herald a downpour at any moment.