Archive for April 16th, 2009
Feast the eyes & tummy in Los Cristianos

History may be a thing of the past, but when the culture is as rich as it is here in Tenerife, it’s always nice to drink deeply from the well of memories. Los Cristianos cultural centre is one of my regular haunts, a constant source of information via the library and their store of posters and leaflets.

The ground floor has a regularly changing round of art exhibits and paintings, and at the moment, a quick scamper upstairs will be rewarded with an exhibition of old photos of Tenerife. The display is called Entre El Ayer Y El Hoy (between yesterday and today) and is mainly focussed on Los Cristianos and Santa Cruz in days gone by.

The photos are mostly black and white, and depict people as much as places. One of my favourites is a 1960’s pic of Las Teresitas beach near Santa Cruz, covered then in stones and pebbles but covered in recent years in golden imported sand and a whole heap of controversy. The exhibition is on until April 30, and like everything in the cultural centre, is FREE.

While I am marking your card about events on my doorstep, you will be pleased to know that after a few years abscence, the Canarian Food Fair returns to the cultural centre on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 April. Open from 11am to 8pm, it’s a great chance to stock up on local cheeses, pastries, sauces, wines, gofio, fruit, vegetables and herbs. Some one keep me away from the sweets and biscuits.