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New Photo Exhibition Travels Back In Time

Tuesday May 19, 2015

New Photo Exhibition Travels Back In Time


A new exhibition of atmospheric, historic photographs of Lanzarote taken at the turn of the 20th Century is now running at La Casa Amarilla in Arrecife.

The exhibition, entitled Lanzarote Through The Looking Glass, showcases the work of Jacinto Alonso, a multi talented, workaholic born in 1877 who not only managed to capture some classic images of life on the island at the turn of the century, including the arrival of the first foreign tourists to Lanzarote, but also found time to occupy the role of local vet, doctor, dentist, gunsmith and tax collector too!

The exhibition takes place in the equally historic environs of The Casa Amarilla which used to be the seat of Lanzarote’s government after its construction in the 1920’s, before becoming Lanzarote’s main tourist office and data hub. The building, which is located at the foot of Calle Real close to the seafront has now been reincarnated as an exhibition space and Lanzarote Through The Looking Glass is its maiden public event.

Admission costs €2 and the exhibition is open between 9.00 and 13.00 and 17.00 and 20.00 from Monday and Friday and 9.00 to 14.00 on Saturdays.

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