mb - Basalt Rose Orotava Valley

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (9)

Tamás Borbély on August 18, 2007

Beautiful picture!Greetings, Tamás

May Margrit B. (Swis… on August 18, 2007

Thank you Tamás! The basalt rose is quite impressing! It must have been a vast eruption to form such a sculpture. Greestings, May (Margit)

juanrsalvadores on January 24, 2009

Orotava Valley is in Tenerife Island, not in La Palma Island....thanks

May Margrit B. (Swis… on January 24, 2009

Juan, thanks! I know where it is, I have been there at least 15 times. I uploaded the photo to Tenerife, but somehow there must have been a mistake by Google. I corrected it a week ago, so I don't understand, why you object, on my screen, it's in Tenerife. Please have a look at the map beside the photo. Gracias y saludos, May :)

juanrsalvadores on February 6, 2009

Hi, May. Listen: your pic is right over "Panoramio", perfect. But, over "Google Earth", it does not appear in its place...there are some similar pics, but not the yours. The pic appears, but misplaced: look for the point 28º43,31 N - 17º46,53 W, in La Palma, very close my two ones (what are much worse than yours, jajaja!), and you will find it. You are a good photographer, May. Congratulations. I work for the Environmental Agency, here in La Palma, since 1985. You can let me know if you come here again....Bye.

May Margrit B. (Swis… on February 8, 2009

Juan, thank you so much for the compliments and for taking the time. I don't know what happened to the picture by Panoramio. It's not the first time, that it's placed somewhere else. I am happy getting to know you, a person doing this important work for the environment. I was in La Palma just once, in 1990 or so. In case I come to La Palma, I'll let you know, many thanks. Greetings from snowy Switzerland, May

bjgeo on March 18, 2011

These rocks are formed by slow cooling of molten lava in the volcanic vents or boilers that fail to overflow or empty suddenly, as happens in situ cooling and therefore slower. The lava then cools, it solidifies, but the volume decreases so it cracks in the form of prisms of different types, usually hexagonal. By the way, nice picture and a very good Gallery!! Kind regards from Mallorca, Benjamin

brezza on March 18, 2011

Ciao ♫ Swissmay ,like e YS per questa meraviglia delle Canarie e per le tue foto,oltre che per le spiegazioni date sopra da bjgeo. Saluti dall'Italia,brezza

Katweasle on May 17, 2011


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Photo taken in Corona Forestal Natural Park, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

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