What Lanzarote island tell us.
How does tourism affect the world we live in?
How much is the man able to adapt to the morphology of the places he visits?
Millions of years of geological evolution tell us how the planet Earth is changing.
The island of Lanzarote is the one of the Canary archipelago that gives us the answers to these questions.
Volcanic origin is palpable. The black rocks and rough terrain point to a recent past made of seismic movement and eruptions.
The Timinfaya area is the proof.
Active volcanoes and arid land disconnected which seems to vibrates.
In 1730 the largest known eruption hit an area of 30 square kilometers.
And in the following century a new eruption with smaller proportions.
Lanzarote is today a popular tourist destination that attracts 2 to 3 million visitors annually.
Connected by lowcost flights and a stop for huge cruise ships.
It offers tourists a well-defined and programmed list of places to visit including the same Timanfaya park.
Time flows, the earth changes and the man is walking on new roads looking only at the recent past and thinking only of the recent future.
Evolution Island is my vision of what the geological history of the island tells us and what evolution means for the human beings that live on it.