Welcome to Las Salinas de Janubio, a salt farm on the Western coast. Like the senmaida of Japan’s Noto Peninsula, the salt fields are an agricultural heritage site. It has fewer visitors, however, and I’m not sure why. Las Salinas has neat squares of my favorite colors, celadon and rust and nothing quite white, and angry gulls shouting their annoyance. Yet another form of coastal manipulation, here are some quick shots from a late afternoon.
I don’t want no shrubs
The Salinas are one of several salt fields on Lanzarote, another agricultural heritage site.
Walls separate the different stages of harvest
before the salt is swept into small pyramids
and form fractals
it’s hard to tell what’s in use and what isn’t
i love this
salt warping the wood
in the low summer light. (all i can think of is Titus Burgess gasping “it’s the golden hour”)