Port Day in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, part 2
We left the market and walked towards the church. Along the way, we stumbled upon this little square and ended up staying for a bit because of an intriguing face sculpture.
The double-sided face sculpture by Igor Mitoraj in front of the Guimera Theatre was popular selfie-spot. What a fascinating piece of art.
View looking towards the street.
Close up looking towards the street.
The other side, view from street looking towards the theatre.
Side view from street.
Continuing our pursuit of the church, we passed by beautiful buildings and a street with graffiti and murals. What an enjoyable stroll around the city this was. When we reached the church, we found out it was closed for renovation, what a pity.
Further, we stumbled upon another church. Unfortunately this one's closed also.
On the map that we were following, there was another church not far away, thus we headed that way. However, before we could go there we chanced upon a almost pedestrian shopping area, Rambla de Santa Cruz. This seemed to be the perfect time for a coffee/wifi break. At Cafe y Te, my girlfriend and I had coffee, the husbands had beers while the millenial had a smoothie. Why am I mentioning this coffee shop? Because of this:
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I don't normally post bathroom photos here, nor am I inclined to, but this is a very special case. On a recent stop at #cafeyte #coffeeshop in #tenerife, I was blown away by the #bathroom #floor. It reminded me very much of #adultcoloringbook designs, so I looked closer. Upon closer inspection, I swear they look more like regular white tiles drawn on with #sharpie #pen. How artistic. I hope I can get a confirmation that these are really art project from someone very #creative and #artistic. I would love to know. #mindblowing #travelmemories #traveleurope #travelaroundtheworld #tenerife #canaryisland #santacruz
After the coffee break, we decided to stop looking for a church to visit and instead do a bit of shopping. Then back to the boat.
Let me reiterate that the downside to visiting a new place via a cruise is the very limited time one gets to spend in the city on port days. I find Santa Cruz very easy to visit and as far as I am concerned everything is walkable.
This is the end of the Canary Islands part of this cruise. Now on to another destination.