We pop out of the jungle and get a look back at the hillside, layered with mostly abandoned terraces
23 Mar 2012 7:13am
A fascinating view! Must be great to live in such a house,if you are not afraid of mud slides :)
23 Mar 2012 9:31am
Nice image, I wonder is this the product of poor soil or over farming !
23 Mar 2012 9:37am
@Doug: No I think the soil is quite rich. Just not worth the hard work when you can make an easier living from tourism. However they may need to fall back on the land again. That is certainly what is happening in Andalusia now that times have become tighter.
Must have been a great sight when they were full of green vines.
23 Mar 2012 9:49am
A fantastic effect in this mountainside ... Excellent lights and colors ... Volcanic soils with some gray tones! Best regards, Adela
23 Mar 2012 10:27am
What a sight - just love the layers created by the terraces here.
23 Mar 2012 10:49am
Interesting how the houses and vines continue to cling to the hillside as the abandoned terraces erode the remaining patches of green.
23 Mar 2012 10:57am
23 Mar 2012 12:08pm
Great composition and very interesting !
23 Mar 2012 1:07pm
A very interesting shot of this unusual terrain. I wonder why the terraces were created originally.
23 Mar 2012 2:30pm
@Don: The islands are relatively isolated and the volcanic soil quite rich so they would have been for fruit and vegetables, as the inhabitants would have needed a high degree of self sufficiency. A lot of bananas are still grown on the valley floors
Yes, the terraces are in place for the time when they need to plant them again.
23 Mar 2012 2:57pm
My, what a lovely organic staircase. Nice shootin', grouser :-)
23 Mar 2012 3:05pm
Generations of effort, I guess, to create those terraces
23 Mar 2012 3:28pm
Superbes ces terrasses vouées à l'agriculture mais la sécheresse frappe encore dans cette contrée insulaire!
Bonne fin de journée lumineuse !
23 Mar 2012 3:47pm
23 Mar 2012 9:17pm
Wonderful shot grouser, that hillside has got a fair old height.
23 Mar 2012 9:37pm
lovely study in lines and terraces here - nice one!
23 Mar 2012 11:41pm
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