The island

On the Canary Island of La Gomera in the 1990s.

Blick auf den Strand von Alojera Valle Gran Rey Dorf Alojera La Gomera La Gomera San Sebastian La Gomera Berge

With the current rapid development of (package) tourism on La Gomera, there is a risk that the people living on the island will no longer be able to pay their rents, precarious jobs will increase and ecology will suffer.


La Gomera is the second smallest of the Canary Islands. The rugged volcanic mountain landscape of the island is crisscrossed by hiking trails. The island has several vegetation zones. Due to the differences in altitude, there are different microclimates here. In the north of the island there are laurel forests and evergreen ferns from an altitude of 500 meters. Above an altitude of 1000 meters, they flow into the Fayal-Brezal Formation, a mixed heather forest of gagel tree and tree heather. In the rain-poor south of the island, the Phoenician juniper, thickleaf plants of the genus Aeonium and the Canary Island palm dominate in addition to various barren shrubs. Near the coast there are mainly plants that depend on the salty breeze of the sea. Source: Wikipedia

Scanned analog images with the Nikon F801 from 1995.

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