Pepe Dámaso, an artist born in Gran Canaria in 1933, a good friend of Cesar Manrique’s, on Monday 15th May was reunited with his past and El Almacén (The Warehouse), a mythical cultural center in Arrecife which Manrique himself created in 1973.
Since the time of the first Canarians, the inhabitants of Lanzarote have known how to take advantage of Mother Nature’s elements, collecting rainwater for drinking and irrigation, using the night time moisture and dew for growing crops, making use of the wind to mill grain and pump seawater up to the salt mines, allowing the sun and trade winds to produce the salt…
The contents of this post has been extracted in its entirety from quotes from the book ISLA DE LOBOS, NATURALEZA E HISTORIA (ISLE OF LOBOS, NATURE AND HISTORY), written by Ignacio Romero, which was presented on 11th May, 2017 at Casa Benito Pérez Armas in Yaiza.
Without a doubt St. John’s Eve or bonfire night in Haría is a special evening full of magic. It has been celebrated in the northern municipality of the island since the 16th century.