Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

November 8, 2017

Vacation in Las Palmas1 / Vacaciones en Las Palmas1 / Vacances à Las Palmas1 / Férias em Las Palmas1

In English:

Walking around in Las Palmas

We had in October 30-years wedding anniversary. Because it was a big happening in man’s life, we decided to celebrate it abroad. Our choice was Las Palmas (flight time from Helsinki six hours), which is on the island of Gran Canaria on the Canary Islands. I suggested it, because in 1969, I worked there for my airline Finnair during 4½ months. In Las Palmas, I learnt to speak Spanish as the child learns.

Canary Islands are autonomous community of Spain located in the Atlantic Ocean, 100 km / 62 mi west of Morocco. Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria, has the population about 400 000 residents. It has many faces varying from arid volcanic areas to warm microclimate areas. It offers for active visitor many experiences, but the majority, I think, loves its more than 3 km / 1.6 mi long beach Playa de Las Canteras. How was the weather? Well, max temperature was 37℃ / 98.6℉. Daily variation was between 30℃ / 86.0℉ and 33℃ / 91.4℉, meaning that enjoyable summer weather.

Our hotel was right on the beach and we were lucky having our balcony on the eight floor facing to the beach. The sandy beach was clean, because nightly it was cleaned. The waterfront street offered a great variety of hotels with balconies, restaurants for every taste and many small shops selling local products. Mornings there are many walkers and joggers who run alongside the Playa de Las Canteras, because later it was too lively for these hobbies.

This post shows to You photos from the park Santa Catalina, Playa de Las Canteras, many stand up paddle boarding photos, sand sculptures, Castillo de la Luz, boats on the beach and the sea, life on the beach, cruise and tall ship and much more. On the first weekend there was some festival, which offered hot Samba style music under our balcony – very cool happening.

En español:

Caminando por Las Palmas

Tuvimos en octubre 30 aniversario de bodas. Debido a que fue un gran jalón en la vida del hombre, decidimos celebrarlo en el extranjero. Nuestra elección fue Las Palmas (tiempo de vuelo desde Helsinki seis horas), que sitúa en la isla de Gran Canaria en las Islas Canarias. Lo sugerí porque en 1969 aerolínea finlandesa Finnair durante 4 meses y medio. En Las Palmas, aprendí a hablar español a medida que el niño aprende.

Las Islas Canarias son una Comunidad Autónoma de España situada en el Océano Atlántico, a 100 km / 62 mi al oeste de Marruecos. Las Palmas, capital de la isla de Gran Canaria, tiene una población de alrededor de 400 000 habitantes. Tiene muchas caras que varían desde áreas volcánicas áridas a áreas de microclima cálidos. Ofrece a los visitantes activos muchas experiencias, pero a la mayoría, creo que le encanta su playa de más de 3 km / 1.6 millas largo, Playa de Las Canteras. ¿Como fue el el tiempo? Bueno, la temperatura máxima fue de 37 ℃ / 98.6 ℉. La variación diaria fue de entre 30 ℃ / 86.0 ℉ y 33 ℃ / 91.4 ℉, lo que significa que el clima era el verano agradable.

Nuestro hotel estaba justo en la playa y tuvimos la suerte de tener nuestro balcón en el octavo piso con vistas a la playa. La playa de arena estaba limpia, porque todas las noches que haya sido limpiada. La calle frente al mar ofrece una gran variedad de hoteles con balcones, restaurantes para todos los gustos y muchas pequeñas tiendas que venden productos locales. Las mañanas hay muchos caminantes y corredores que corren junto a la Playa de Las Canteras, porque más tarde fue demasiado animado para estos pasatiempos.

Esta entrada de blog vos muestra fotos del parque Santa Catalina, Playa de Las Canteras, muchas fotos de Surf de remos, esculturas de arena, Castillo de la Luz, barcos en la playa y el mar, vida en la playa, cruceros, veleros y mucho más. Durante del primer fin de semana hubo algunos festivales, que ofrecían la música caliente estilo de Samba debajo de nuestro balcón, espectáculo agradable.

En francais:

Déambulant à Las Palmas

Nous avons eu en octobre 30ème anniversaire de mariage. Parce que c’était une étape importante dans la vie de l’homme, nous avons décidé de le célébrer à l’étranger. Notre choix était Las Palmas (six heures de temps de vol), qui se trouve sur l’île de la Grande Canarie aux îles Canaries. Je l’ai suggéré, car en 1969, j’ai travaillé pour ma compagnie aérienne nationale Finnair pendant 4 mois et demi. À Las Palmas, j’ai appris à parler espagnol, comme un enfant apprend sa langue maternelle.

Les îles Canaries sont une communauté autonome d’Espagne située dans l’océan Atlantique, à 100 km à l’ouest du Maroc. Las Palmas, la capitale de Gran Canaria, compte environ 400 000 habitants. Elle à de nombreux visages allant des zones volcaniques arides aux zones de microclimat chaud. Elle offre aux visiteurs actifs de nombreuses expériences, mais la majorité, je pense, aime sa plage de plus de 3 km de long, Playa de Las Canteras. Comment était la météo? Eh bien, la température maximale était de 37 ℃ / 98,6 ℉. La variation quotidienne se situait entre 30 ℃ / 86,0 ℉ et 33 ℃ / 91,4 ℉, ce qui signifie que c’était l’été agréable.

Notre hôtel était juste sur la plage et nous avons eu de la chance d’avoir notre balcon au huitième étage face à la plage. La plage de sable était propre, car tous les soirs il était nettoyé. Le quai mer nous offrait une grande variété d’hôtels avec des balcons, des restaurants pour tous les goûts et de nombreux petits magasins vendant des produits locaux. Les matins il y a beaucoup de marcheurs et de joggeurs qui courent le long de la Playa de Las Canteras, parce que plus tard, il était trop animé pour ces loisirs.

Ce poste vous montre des photos du parc Santa Catalina, Playa de Las Canteras, de nombreuses photos de stand up paddle surfeurs, des sculptures de sable, Castillo de la Luz, des bateaux sur la plage et la mer, la vie sur la plage, navire de croisièrev et grand voilier et beaucoup plus. Le premier week-end il y avait un festival, qui offrait de la musique de style Samba sous notre balcon – très cool.

Em Português:

Andando por Las Palmas

Celebrámos em outubro nosso aniversário de 30 anos de casamento. Porque foi um grande marco na vida do homem, decidimos celebrá-lo no exterior. Nossa escolha foi Las Palmas (tempo de vôo de Helsínquia seis horas), que fica na ilha de Gran Canaria nas ilhas Canárias. Sugeri, porque em 1969 trabalhei para a minha companhia aérea Finnair durante 4 meses e meio. Em Las Palmas, aprendi a falar espanhol como uma criança aprende sua língua materna.

As Ilhas Canárias são as comunidades autônomas da Espanha localizadas no Oceano Atlântico, a 100 km / 62 mi oeste de Marrocos. Las Palmas, a capital de Gran Canaria, tem cerca de 400 mil habitantes. Tem muitas faces variando de areas vulcânicas áridas até áreas de microclima quente. Ela oferece muitas experiências ao visitantes ativos, mas a maioria dos visitantes, eu acho que, gostem a praia de Las Canteras, um comprimento de mais de 3 km / 1,6 mi. Como estava o tempo? Bem, a temperatura máxima foi de 37 ℃ / 98,6 ℉. A variação diária foi entre 30 ℃ / 86,0 ℉ e 33 ℃ / 91,4 ℉, o que significa que o tempo de verão agradável.

O nosso hotel tinha com acesso directo à praia e tivemos sorte em ter o nosso balcão no andar de oito com uma vista para a praia. A praia de areia estava limpa, porque todas as noites foi limpado. A rua orla marítima ofereceu uma grande variedade de hotéis com varandas, restaurantes para todos os gostos e muitas pequenas lojas que vendem produtos locais. Nas manhãs havia muitos passeantes e corredores que correm ao lado da Playa de Las Canteras, porque mais tarde foi muito animado para esses hobbies.

Este blog mostra a você as fotos do parque Santa Catalina, Playa de Las Canteras, surfe com remo, esculturas de areia, Castillo de la Luz, barcos na praia e mar, vida na praia, o cruzeiro e navio alto e muito mais. No primeiro fim de semana, havia um festival, que ofereceu a música estilo Samba quente sob a nossa varanda – muito legal acontecendo.

When the temperature in mid-October is 37℃ / 98.6℉, then it warm

1. When the temperature in mid-October is 37℃ / 98.6℉, then it warm

Santa Catalina Park

2. Santa Catalina Park

Small boats near to the beach Playa de Las Canteras

3. Small boats near to the beach Playa de Las Canteras

Playa de Las Canteras in the evening

4. Playa de Las Canteras in the evening

5. Playa de Las Canteras in the evening

5. Playa de Las Canteras in the evening

5. 6. Jogging in the morning

6. Jogging in the morning

7. Tree in Santa Catalina Park

7. Tree in Santa Catalina Park

8. Columbus' ship model

8. Columbus’ ship model

9. Midway of the Playa de Las Canteras

9. Midway of the Playa de Las Canteras

10. Boats at the beach Playa de Las Canteras

10. Boats at the beach Playa de Las Canteras

11. Crowded beach Playa de Las Canteras

11. Crowded beach Playa de Las Canteras

12. Boats on the beach Playa de Las Canteras

12. Boats on the beach Playa de Las Canteras

13. Enjoying the life among the boats on the beach Playa de Las Canteras

13. Enjoying the life among the boats on the beach Playa de Las Canteras

14. Our hotel. Hotel NH Imperial Playa. Our balcony was from the top second floor and third from the left

14. Our hotel. Hotel NH Imperial Playa. Our balcony was from the top second floor and third from the left

15. Low tide. View from the balcony

15. Low tide. View from the balcony

16. Low tide. View from the balcony

16. Low tide. View from the balcony

17. Low tide. View from the balcony

17. Low tide. View from the balcony

18. Stand up paddlers

18. Stand up paddlers

19. Stand up paddlers

19. Stand up paddlers

20. Volcanic soil and sea

20. Volcanic soil and sea

21. Angler

21. Angler

22. Waves at the low tide

22. Waves at the low tide

23. View to Las Palmas

23. View to Las Palmas

24. Anglers

24. Anglers

25. Lava rock in the sea

25. Lava rock in the sea

26. Somebody's villa

26. Somebody’s villa

27. Lava rock. At background the area which I will show in my fourth post (last one)

27. Lava rock. At background the area which I will show in my fourth post (last one)

28. Crowded beach of Playa de Las Canteras

28. Crowded beach of Playa de Las Canteras

29. Playa de Las Canteras

29. Playa de Las Canteras

30. At street corners, the police secured holidaymakers' safety. Excellent!

30. At street corners, the police secured holidaymakers’ safety. Excellent!

31. Sand sculptures

31. Sand sculptures

32. Sand sculptures

32. Sand sculptures

33. Playa de Las Canteras early in the morning. We were early on the move, therefore few people visible

33. Playa de Las Canteras early in the morning. We were early on the move, therefore few people visible

34. Cruise ship - Celebrity Eclipse. Capacity for 2 852 passengers. Compare its capacity with Allure of the Seas, made in Finland which capacity is 5400 passengers

34. Cruise ship – Celebrity Eclipse. Capacity for 2 852 passengers. Compare its capacity with Allure of the Seas, made in Finland which capacity is 5400 passengers

35. Tall ship from Norways. Maybe Sørlandet?

35. Tall ship from Norways. Maybe Sørlandet?

36. Staatue of Lolita Pluma (1904 - 1987), real name María Dolores Rivero Hernández, with her cats

36. Staatue of Lolita Pluma (1904 – 1987), real name María Dolores Rivero Hernández, with her cats

37. These gentlemen offered to us and others Samba style hot musical rythmes

37. These gentlemen offered to us and others Samba style hot musical rythmes

38. Pirate of ...

38. Pirate of …

39. Stand up paddlers training

39. Stand up paddlers training

40. Stand up paddlers training

40. Stand up paddlers training

41. These stand up paddlers after training go for the first time to go to sea

41. These stand up paddlers after training go for the first time to go to sea

42. These stand up paddlers after training go for the first time to go to sea. They were playing all the long day

42. 42. These stand up paddlers after training go for the first time to go to sea

43. These people on Playa de Las Canteras,must have had fun. They were playing all the long day

43. These people on Playa de Las Canteras,must have had fun. They were playing all the long day

43. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

43. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

45. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

45. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

46. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

46. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

47. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

47. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

48. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

48. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

49. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

49. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

50. Castillo de la Luz (Castle50. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483 of Light) from 1483

50. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

51. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

51. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

52. New buildings will be built

52. New buildings will be built

53. Tidewater

53. Tidewater

54. Tidewater

54. Tidewater

55. Swimming is great fun

55. Swimming is great fun

56. Sun rays

56. Sun rays

57. Sunset

57. Sunset

58. Old newspaper cutting from the year 1969. At background our new DC-8-62. The local newspaper interviewed me because we got this airplane, which made its virgin flight to Las Palmas and few weeks later on May 15, 1969 starting regular flights to New York.

58. Old newspaper cutting from the year 1969. At background our new DC-8-62. The local newspaper interviewed me because we got this airplane, which made its virgin flight to Las Palmas and few weeks later on May 15, 1969 starting regular flights to New York.

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91 Comments »

  1. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary Matti. How nice that you were able to spend the time in Las Palmas in the warmth. I haven’t been there but it looks to be a good place for relaxation and walking. I loved seeing your newspaper clipping of 1969 showing the first Finnair flight there. How times have moved on!

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — November 8, 2017 @ 08:15 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. We had wonderful Holiday in Las Palmas. Next post shows for example Columbus’ museum, then for example Bandama crater, garden of Las Palmas and in the fourth part gorgeous surfing photos. We walked in one week about 100 km.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 8, 2017 @ 09:21 | Reply

  2. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. You were good to have a wedding anniversary on a nice beach. I wish you happiness in the future.

    Comment by wakasahs15th — November 8, 2017 @ 08:29 | Reply

    • Hello Wakasahs15th.

      Thank you for Your kind words, I appreciate them. More interesting photos will be published in two weeks.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — November 8, 2017 @ 09:28 | Reply

  3. Bom dia!!!
    Em primeiro lugar: Parabéns pelos 30 anos de casados!!! Que vocês sejam muito felizes hoje e sempre!!!
    Em segundo lugar: Adorei o texto (cheio de detalhes e sensibilidade) e também as fotos! Obrigada por nos mostrar em palavras e em fotos as suas viagens.
    Em terceiro lugar: Você e Anja são exemplos a serem seguidos!!! É muito lindo de se ver a amizade e cumplicidade que vocês transmitem um com o outro. Parabéns ao casal!!!
    Saudações

    Comment by Roberta — November 8, 2017 @ 08:44 | Reply

    • Oi Roberta.

      Muito obrigado pelo comentário. As suas palavras gentis vão diretamente ao nosso coração.

      Tudo de bom para você.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 8, 2017 @ 09:32 | Reply

  4. Very nice collection of photos. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. I wish you many more years of health and happiness.

    Comment by Photography Journal Blog — November 8, 2017 @ 08:51 | Reply

    • Hello Photography Journal Blog.

      Thank You for Your kind words. I appreciate them.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 8, 2017 @ 09:34 | Reply

  5. Congratulation on your Wedding anniversary! What a great way to celebrate it in the heat of Las Palmas. Looks great and I am sure you had a lovely time!

    Comment by utesmile — November 8, 2017 @ 09:20 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      Thank You. There is much to see, which I will prove in three future posts.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 8, 2017 @ 09:41 | Reply

  6. Bonjour Matti,
    Félicitations pour ces 30 années de mariage et pour les belles photos de ce nouveau voyage de noces.
    Changement total de décor, bien qu’on retrouve en sable blanc les sculptures de neige ou de glace !
    J’aime beaucoup “el castillo de la luz” avec des éléments contemporains qui effectivement captent bien la lumière.
    Bises et bonne journée.

    Comment by Marion B. — November 8, 2017 @ 10:09 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      Merci de visiter mon blog et d’aiment mes photos. Nous avons aussi aimé le Château de Lumière et c’est la raison pourquoa j’ai montré autant de photos à ce sujet.

      Bonne jourée à toi.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 8, 2017 @ 10:52 | Reply

  7. So many cool pictures! I love beaches…seems like great experience there! 🙂

    Comment by Dreamsvoyager — November 8, 2017 @ 10:36 | Reply

    • Hello Dreamsvoyager.

      I am glad that You did love the beach of Las Canteras in Las Palmas. Thank You leaving your kind comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 8, 2017 @ 11:01 | Reply

  8. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary Matti!Live happily together for ever!Fantastic your decision to celebrate it in such a cosmopolitan summer resort!All your photos are delightful and full of summer colours.Brilliant your idea to include the newspaper cutting,so many years have passed and now you flew there again for entertainment.All the best to you & your wife ~ Have a nice day 🙂

    Comment by DG MARYOGA — November 8, 2017 @ 11:14 | Reply

    • Hello doda.

      As You saw, we both had or better me good reasons to visit this “underrated” place. Many times it is so that people themselves their vacation pleasant, not only the site where they visit. Our vacation was an active vacation with a lot of walking and visiting some cool places. My three future posts shows that Las Palmas is underrated finally. Ten days including travel days is short, because we did not have time to visit southern parts of the island. Thank You visiting and commenting my post.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 8, 2017 @ 11:47 | Reply

      • My pleasure Matti!Obviously,you had such a nice and interesting time in this underrated island as you said.Looking forward to getting know Las Palmas better through your future posts 🙂

        Comment by DG MARYOGA — November 8, 2017 @ 13:39 | Reply

  9. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. I am glad that you could have an anniversary in a wonderful place.
    Please continue to have a happy life forever.

    Comment by saganhama — November 8, 2017 @ 12:39 | Reply

    • Hello Saganhama.

      Thank You for Your kind words which go direct into our hearts.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 8, 2017 @ 12:44 | Reply

  10. Congrats from me too!
    Many happy returns , Matti and Anja….
    I was in Las Palmas when very young, and I’m amazed for the great changes in the island….
    Love your great photos as always , I’m enchanted with the big tree in S.ta Catalina ‘s Park, then I admired your shots about sand and water : really magistral!
    Thanks for this share , more best wishes …!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — November 8, 2017 @ 13:23 | Reply

    • Hello Anna.

      Thank You for Your kind words. Very nice to read that You have visited Las Palmas. One big change, which we noticed immediately, was that there were no sellers any more. In some countries You cannot sunbathe in peace due those people who shout aloud buy this and that all the time. Next post shows old town in which Columbus’ museum is my favorite place there.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 8, 2017 @ 13:39 | Reply

  11. Quelle chouette façon de célébrer votre Trentième anniversaire de mariage, félicitations à tous les 2 et Merci pour ce partage des photos très réussies d’un endroit que je ne connais pas encore 😉! Bonne journée 😊

    Comment by chantaki — November 8, 2017 @ 13:54 | Reply

    • Bonjour Chantaki.

      Merci pour vos mots élogieux. Je suis très heureux que tu as aimé mes photos.

      Je tevous souhaite une excellente journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 8, 2017 @ 14:00 | Reply

  12. Firstly congratulations Matti on 30 years anniversary. How wonderful. We will be celebrating 20 years in 2 months….time surely does fly!! I enjoyed your photos. I have never visited the Canary Islands, looks like a wonderfully colourful place. Were those ladies playing bingo on the beach??? Lorelle. 🙂

    Comment by amindfultravellerblog — November 8, 2017 @ 14:10 | Reply

    • Hello Lorelle.

      Thank You. Canary Islands consists of 13 islands of which eight are inhabited. They are part of Macaronesia, not Micronesia. Others are Madeira and Azores. We have been in Tenerife (Canary Islands), Madeira and Azores. Madeira is island of flowers in early spring and Azores, which are volcanic. The island of São Miguel was awesome I have one photo about among my About-me photos. One week there is enough, but exploring the island is rewarding.

      We tried to solve from our balcony what those Ladies were playing and you solved. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 9, 2017 @ 11:12 | Reply

      • Thank you for explaining about the islands.
        And so glad to solve the mystery game!! 😉
        Enjoy your day too.

        Comment by amindfultravellerblog — November 9, 2017 @ 12:10 | Reply

  13. What a wonderful way to celebrate a special anniversary! I enjoyed the photos- looks like an interesting place to visit. Great story about your earlier experience in Las Palmas and the chance to learn the language.

    Comment by womanseyeview — November 8, 2017 @ 15:03 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      Thank You commenting and loving my photos. Our vacation succeeded nicely and we still enjoy or memories thru our photos.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 9, 2017 @ 11:17 | Reply

  14. Congratulations on your anniversary – it is nice to see how pleasantly and beautifully it was spent.
    The photos are to be greatly enjoyed, as always – I hope you don’t miss the hot summer too much right now?

    Comment by alcessa — November 8, 2017 @ 15:56 | Reply

    • Hello Alcessa.

      Thank You. I am glad that You enjoyed my photos. No, we do not miss hot summer day, because they will arrive after winter.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 9, 2017 @ 11:23 | Reply

    • Hello Alcessa.

      Thank You. I am glad that You enjoyed my photos. No, we do not miss hot summer day, because they will arrive after winter.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 9, 2017 @ 11:23 | Reply

  15. Lovely set of photos and beautiful destination! Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. Bye. Kamila

    Comment by Kamila Pala — November 8, 2017 @ 16:13 | Reply

    • Hello Kamila.

      Thank You so kindly commenting my post and its photos.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 9, 2017 @ 11:25 | Reply

  16. Congratulations on your anniversary! You certainly picked a beautiful spot for the celebration. I enjoyed seeing the clipping of you from 1969 — how time flies. Thank for sharing your beautiful holiday with us.

    Comment by seniorhiker — November 8, 2017 @ 16:40 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      Isn’t it interesting to see how time flies and we human beings get older and older. Our mind stay young, but our looks get older. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 9, 2017 @ 11:35 | Reply

  17. Congratulations on your 30th anniversary! Great pictures of your vacation!

    Comment by montucky — November 8, 2017 @ 17:28 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      Thank You for Your kind words.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 9, 2017 @ 11:36 | Reply

  18. Congratulation on your Wedding anniversary!
    Beautiful place.Beautiful photos.

    Comment by 洋子 — November 8, 2017 @ 18:40 | Reply

    • Hello 洋子.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment. I am glad that You loved my photos.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 9, 2017 @ 11:53 | Reply

  19. Belated congratulations on your 30th wedding anniversary Matti and Anja! I hope you had a great time on the Island of Gran Canaria, visiting Las Palmas and probably the surroundings, too! Quite comfortable temperatures! 🙂 I hope the nights were not too warm.

    Did you recognize some buildings or streets again, Matti? I think a lot of changes might have happened since you spent 4,5 months during your stay in 1969. I enjoyed to discover the rather young Matti from Finland in the newspaper (last photo)!

    They offered a considerable and really varied programme during your stay! I was interesting to have a look at the Playa de Las Canteras with beach life and all the paddle boarding guys, then the old Castillo de la Luz and afterwards the sand sculptures! Wow!
    When I noticed the cruise liner I remembered having seen the ship at the time when the Celebrity Eclipse left the “Meyer Werft” in Papenburg (Germany) to get to the North Sea. What a laaaarge ship!
    Seems you had a nice time – even with Samba style music! ^^
    Thanks for telling details of your special vacation and I’m now looking forward to the continuation. Have a nice rest of the week!
    Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — November 8, 2017 @ 19:37 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. Nowadays we build in Turk ships for Meyer Werft. 🙂 Newest will be Mein Schiff 6. I was indeed young when I was working in Las Palmas. I started in Finnair my job in October 6, 1966 and in the beginning of 1969, I was selected to be the represent of Las Palmas and also Tenerife. To take care of Tenerife, I flew between Las Palmas and Tenerife twice a week. Sometimes, I have been thinking why me and found some reasons like being responsible, reliable and used to work independently. Maybe true or not. 🙂

      Have a god day. Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — November 9, 2017 @ 12:25 | Reply

  20. Happy Anniversary, Matti. What a fun place to celebrate and totally different from your usual surroundings. It looks like you found plenty to do there.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — November 8, 2017 @ 22:30 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      Thank You. Our vacation was a success, which will be for the long time in our minds.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 9, 2017 @ 12:28 | Reply

  21. Congratulations on your anniversary! Lovely place & photos were magnificent. Thank you! 🌷 Christine

    Comment by C.E.Robinson — November 9, 2017 @ 00:18 | Reply

    • Hello Christine.

      I am very glad that You loved my photos and left so kind comment. Thank You.

      Have great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 9, 2017 @ 12:56 | Reply

    • Hello Christine.

      I am very glad that You loved my photos and left so kind comment. Thank You.

      Have great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 9, 2017 @ 12:56 | Reply

      • You are very welcome! I love your photographs!

        Comment by C.E.Robinson — November 12, 2017 @ 01:57 | Reply

  22. Beautiful photos of what looks like paradise.. Las Palmas! Happy 30th Anniversary, and many more to come. M 🙂

    Comment by mvschulze — November 9, 2017 @ 02:38 | Reply

    • Hello mvschulze.

      Thank You for Your kind words.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 9, 2017 @ 13:04 | Reply

  23. Happy Anniversary! May you be blessed with many more! Loved your photos , I can see you both enjoyed your trip .🙂 the sun ray photo is beautiful.

    Comment by Deb — November 9, 2017 @ 02:43 | Reply

    • Hello Deb.

      Thank You. We both love that sunray photo. I am glad that you noticed it among other photos.

      Have nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 9, 2017 @ 13:07 | Reply

  24. Happy anniversary! I hope your stay in Las Palmas was everything you had hoped it would be. I love your capture of the sun’s rays bursting through those clouds. What a sight to behold!

    Comment by Bespoke Traveler — November 9, 2017 @ 03:02 | Reply

    • Hello Bespoke Traveler.

      Our stay in Las Palmas was everything, which we hoped, and even more. Thank You leaving Your kind comment and loving my photos.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 9, 2017 @ 13:15 | Reply

  25. Congratulations to you and your wife for your 30th anniversary! My husband and I wish you many more years of love, health and happiness 🙂 I’m happy you can spend this special time in a beautiful place. And, Spanish is a beautiful language.

    Warm wishes from Tsukuba, Japan 🙂
    Takami

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — November 9, 2017 @ 03:59 | Reply

    • Hello Takami.

      Thank You so much for Your kind words. My regards to Tsukuba.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 9, 2017 @ 13:18 | Reply

  26. Happy 30th Anniversary ❤ I wish both of you many more happy years together ❤ Sounds like the vacation was awesome. Beautiful photos 🙂 Best regards, Frauke

    Comment by wolke205 — November 9, 2017 @ 15:29 | Reply

    • Hello Frauke.

      How glad I am when reading Your kind comment. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful upcoming weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 10, 2017 @ 08:20 | Reply

  27. Congratulations on your 30th wedding anniversary! We are approaching our 35th this year and feel so fortunate to have had all of these years together. It looks like you chose a lovely and lovely location. I especially liked the photos with the umbrellas. Gorgeous captures all of them.

    Comment by Sue Slaght — November 10, 2017 @ 06:47 | Reply

    • Hello Sue.

      Lovely to read that You have been so long time together – Love! Thank You praising my photos an founding among them Your favorite. Umbrellas was “funny” looking, we loved them and that is why I added it among my photos.

      Happy upcoming weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 10, 2017 @ 08:46 | Reply

  28. Wow! This is beautiful location . Las Palmas it’s a beautiful country . Have a good day 😊 Buona giornata

    Comment by Emanuela Cavarra — November 10, 2017 @ 14:34 | Reply

    • Hello Emanuela.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment and loving my photos.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 11, 2017 @ 09:26 | Reply

  29. Hola Matti, Felicidades por vuestro aniversario y por ir a celebrarlo a un sitio donde tienes buenos recuerdos. Me alegro mucho.
    Os deseo muchos más años felices juntos.
    Las fotos son estupendas, dan ganas de irse para allá lo antes posible. ¡ Que genial !
    De corazón estoy contenta de saber que han sido unos días maravillosos.
    Saludos desde el Océano Atlántico, pero más al norte, es decir, no tanto calor. jaja.

    Comment by Si, Soy Gallega — November 10, 2017 @ 15:18 | Reply

    • Hola Louisa.

      ¡Tus amables palabras van directamente a mi corazón! Estas vacaciones permanecerán mucho tiempo en nuestras mentes. Tuvimos mucha suerte, porque el clima fue fantástico para nosotros.

      ¡Feliz fin de semana!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 11, 2017 @ 09:42 | Reply

      • Me alegra muchísimo Matti.
        Por las fotos se puede ver que lo disfrutásteis mucho y es genial.
        Seguid viviendo así de bien la vida, que al final es lo que importa.
        Feliz finde!!!

        Comment by Si, Soy Gallega — November 11, 2017 @ 10:51 | Reply

  30. Last photo is you ? It’s cool!
    canary’s see is beautiful !
    Congratulation for your 30-years anniversary!

    Comment by キース — November 11, 2017 @ 08:45 | Reply

    • Hello キース.

      Ye it is me, indeed. in 1969, I was young and now…

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 11, 2017 @ 09:46 | Reply

  31. Congratulations on your happy anniversary !
    So many nice photos,and beautiful view.
    I see parasol like white&blue flowers on beach.
    I like tone of color in sunset photo.
    This sunset show quiet ・・・maybe.

    I wish your happiness forever ☆★

    Comment by そのちゃん — November 11, 2017 @ 16:25 | Reply

    • Hello そのちゃん.

      Thank You commenting so nicely and loving my photos. Seeing parasols like flowers was good sighting! I love it.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 12, 2017 @ 09:18 | Reply

  32. How wonderful to have celebrated 30 years of marriage. Congratulations! This year marked my 25th. We celebrated in Hawaii. Love your beach scenes, especially the umbrellas and the sand sculptures were amazing. You are an excellent photographer.

    Comment by Camie — November 11, 2017 @ 17:00 | Reply

    • Hello Camie.

      Thank You leaving so kind comment. Spending 25 years of marriage in Hawaii, must have been wonderful. When I was young man, I visited twice in Hawaii. At those days to reach it, it was easy from Helsinki, Finland.

      Helsinki – New York flight time about nine hours and then direct flight from New York to Honolulu 10 hours! I remember very well the beach of Waikiki, beautiful and the weather mild and Hawaiian Leis at arrival. Do they nowadays distribute Leis for visitors?

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 12, 2017 @ 09:28 | Reply

  33. Looks like you had a great time, and many congratulations to you for all those happy years. I celebrated a birthday in Gran Canaria many years ago. This year’s birthday was in the Algarve and it was almost as sunny! 🙂 🙂

    Comment by restlessjo — November 11, 2017 @ 19:52 | Reply

    • Hello Johanna.

      Thank You for Your lovely comment. Very nice that You have been in Gran Canaria. Algarve is beautiful, You know that I know. 🙂

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 12, 2017 @ 11:41 | Reply

  34. interviewing Mr. Matti ~ ¡ que Bueno ! and, (sigh), all your photos, lull the viewer to some degree of being there also …

    Comment by betunada — November 12, 2017 @ 19:11 | Reply

    • Hello Betunada.

      Well, maybe young man was nervous, I do not remember. 🙂 Thank You for Your kind comment and loving my photos.

      Happy new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 13, 2017 @ 08:35 | Reply

  35. Me ha parecido muy hermoso que volvieras a Canarias, concretamente a las Palmas, para celebrar tu (vuestro) aniversario de casados. ¡Muchísimas felicidades por ello! Me imagino que habrás encontrado todo muy cambiado. Las Islas Canarias son un gran lugar de destino para el turismo, que mantiene una población de visitantes todo el año, ya que allí los inviernos son muy suaves.
    Muchísimas gracias por compartir tantas y bonitas fotografías. Ha sido un placer.
    Saludos cordiales.

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — November 13, 2017 @ 13:50 | Reply

    • Hola Isabel.

      Tus visitas y comentarios me hacen feliz cada vez. Las Palmas realmente fue cambiado, pero de una manera positiva. ¡Todas las personas locales fueron amables con nosotros! Muchas gracias.

      Abrazo y buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 14, 2017 @ 08:28 | Reply

  36. Magnificent photos of Las Palmas

    Comment by natuurfreak — November 13, 2017 @ 14:05 | Reply

    • Hello Natuurfreak.

      Thank You commenting my post.

      Have god day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 14, 2017 @ 08:30 | Reply

  37. Parabéns ao casal, desejo-vos muitas felicidades e as fotos estão maravilhosas!!!

    Comment by almeidadepaulo — November 13, 2017 @ 17:13 | Reply

    • Ola Paulo.

      Obrigado você por ter visitado meu blog. Fico feliz que você gostou das minhas fotos.

      Tenha um dia maravilhoso!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 14, 2017 @ 08:34 | Reply

  38. Lovely images, that brought up a whole array of memories. I lived in Las Palmas for a year in 68/69, just before you. 🙂

    Comment by Otto von Münchow — November 13, 2017 @ 17:20 | Reply

    • Hello Otto.

      Wow. This is awesome! I never could not imagine that another person has visited Las Palmas so many years ago than I! Thank You for Your interesting comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 14, 2017 @ 08:38 | Reply

  39. bonjour Matti, félicitations pour vos années de mariage 30 ans c’est beau et quel beau voyage, j’ai bien aimé les sculptures et les rochers au drôles de formes mais ton coucher de soleil est magnifique, on voit que c’est une belle ville ah les Canaries çà fait rêver bises MA

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — November 15, 2017 @ 11:41 | Reply

    • Bonjour MA.

      Tes visites sur votre blog sont toujours un plaisir pour mes yeux. Cela fait longtemps quand vous avez visité mon blog. Comment allez-vous? Je te souhaite une agréable journée! Bises. Matti.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 15, 2017 @ 12:10 | Reply

  40. Congratulations!
    Hope you have happy days for next 30years!

    Comment by kanaconnie — November 15, 2017 @ 17:31 | Reply

    • こんにちは Connie.

      どうもありがとうございます。I I appreciate your words.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 16, 2017 @ 08:03 | Reply

  41. Happy Anniversary! Las Palmas is a great place to celebrate in the sun. I have visited three times with my family. Your photos are beautiful and give a good picture of what is there….a great variety of places and vies to enjoy.

    Comment by Tiny — November 19, 2017 @ 19:05 | Reply

    • Hello Helen.

      Thank You. You have been there three times- that’s nice. Finally, it is better place, people think. Our visit to Columbus’s house in old town was to us a pleasant surprise for example.

      Happy new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 20, 2017 @ 08:01 | Reply

  42. So amazing and happy anniversary. You are 1 year up on my wife and I (we are 29 years), and also married in October. I know very little about the Canary islands, so I found this very interesting.It looks very beautiful (and very warm). Can understand the runners doing their runs in the morning. The Castle of Light really looks fascinating with those walls over 500 years old alongside the modern. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    Comment by Canuck Carl — November 22, 2017 @ 06:20 | Reply

    • Hello Carl.

      Thank you for your kind words. I am glad that You loved this post. I have been checking its weather now later and I have to say that we were lucky.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 22, 2017 @ 09:03 | Reply

  43. It looks like you had a lovely anniversary trip. As usual, your photos are great. I love the perspective of #28 with all the umbrellas.
    We too were married in October. Next year will be 35 years for us … but we haven’t had any discussion about taking a trip. Our oldest son will be getting married, so I guess that will be our big occasion!!

    Comment by Joanne Sisco — November 22, 2017 @ 18:50 | Reply


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