To me Lanzarote represents the resiliance and true grit of humans. The inhabitants' ancestors not only survived the cataclysmic effects of volcanic action over millenia, but used the earth's upheaval to best advantage. The whole island is evidence of mind over matter. Lanzarotians have ingeniously used the rocks blasted from the centre of the earth and transformed the devastated landscape into somthing ruggedly unique and beautiful. Fertile volcanic soil is protected from the wind by low, crescent shaped walls.
|Crescent shaped walls protect plants from drying breezes.|
|Igniting a bush on Timanfaya.|