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Gran Canaria. The mInature continent

01/06/2013This entry was posted in Canary Islands, Europe and Middle East, Spain and tagged , on by .

All the Canary islands have a unique volcanic landscape. They were born from volcanic eruptions some 20 million years ago (although there have been a few more since) and the lava, now cooled to a blackish rock-like substance called lapilli, has left its footprint everywhere, and even more extraordinarily, has been used to fuel agriculture, vineyards, black beaches and some stunning architecture.

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