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Offline Mata Hari

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Building of Los Gigantes
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  • I`ve been looking at the upgraded version of losgigantes.com and noticed a couple of old photos of when LG was originally being built.I HAVE seen these somewhere in the past. Does anyone know where they can be viewed and if there are any more ?

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    Re: Building of Los Gigantes
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  • There were lots of photos of Los Gigantes being built hanging on the walls of one of the public rooms in the Hotel.

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  • Here's one old picture..


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  • ...and here's another...

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    Re: Building of Los Gigantes
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  • Tanemera could we use them pictures you just posted I'm thinking about adding them and more old pictures of Los Gigantes to the photo gallery. There are some of the marina I'm trying to get my hand on too.


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  • I have all the photos of the marina being built - unfortunately I can't work out how to put them on here!  If someone could enlighten me, I will do it.

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  • To upload pictures and other things to the message board click on "Attachments and other options" just below where you type your reply message then where it says "Attach:" select the file you want to upload then click "Post"

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    Re: Building of Los Gigantes
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  • You are welcome to use the pictures.  One of them might need a bit of tweaking to correct the colours.  I also have some pics of the "big storm" in the early '80's if you are interested.  Not to mention dozens of up to date pictures of hiking in SW Tenerife.

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  • Big storm Oh yes please if you don't mind I'm sure people would love to see them.

    And hiking pictures well we are busy working on a hiking guide at the minute so I'm sure they would come in handy

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    Re: Building of Los Gigantes
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  • I know the there are some very very old photos of Los Gigantes taken when the place hardly existed - have a word with Jose Juan Verde at his estate Agents office in the village - where these photos are displayed on his interior office.
    I wanted to be the Cincinnati Kid - but couldn't spell it

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  • Big storm Oh yes please if you don't mind I'm sure people would love to see them.

    And hiking pictures well we are busy working on a hiking guide at the minute so I'm sure they would come in handy

    Here are the pictures of the storm circa 1984 I believe.  Regarding hiking, I am familiar with a lot of walks in SW Tenerife and would be happy to contribute to your hiking guide.  I'm over end September until April, so send me a PE if you are interested

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  • Thanks - I'll give it a try!

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  • Well, that worked so here are the rest!

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  • And another

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  • Last one!

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    Re: Building of Los Gigantes
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  • These are ALL  fantastic - thank you SO much for taking the time to post them.
    better than I ever expected !

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    Re: Building of Los Gigantes
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  • These pictures are really interesting and I am finding it hard to place things as they are now.  What year was the Los Gigantes Hotel built as it seems to be the first of the big builds from the pictures. 

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  • Their majesties the King and Queen of Spain (then still prince and princess) officiate at the official opening ceremony of the Los Gigantes Hotel in 1973 (The hotel had been open to visitors since the late 60s)

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  • fascinating!  and, the beach looks rather golden.............????????


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  • Wow!!!

    Thank you for taking the trouble to post these Beanie - absolutely fantastic and so interesting to look and try to imagine what it looks like now.


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  • Fab pics, many many thanks

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    Re: Building of Los Gigantes
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  • A few years ago the Ayuntamiento of Santiago del Teide published a great book to celebrate it's 500th Anniversary. 
    Quite a large book, print in Spanish, but wonderful pictures showing the development of the area in terms of, social tourism, agriculture, etc. A must for all lovers of the area. I got my copy, and several more for friends, from the Tourist Office at Playa de la Arena, for about 10 Euros. Worth making enquiries to see if there are any more available because it's a great history of the area a lot of us love. One picture from the mid 1960's shows the road through Playa de la Arena as no more than a dirt track, evidence of how quickly the area has developed.

     

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    Re: Building of Los Gigantes
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  • What a lovely responce from everyone, thank you for your support.

    There is still lots more coming for the new site, watch this space.

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    Re: Building of Los Gigantes
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  • Glad you enjoyed the photos.  They are fantastic aren't they and really interesting trying to work out the locations compared with today.  I copied them from another website earlier this year - I think it was Secret Tenerife - and have also seen large prints of the same photos at the office on the Marina, although unfortunately they were not on display and kept under the counter!

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    Re: Building of Los Gigantes
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  • Found a nice 1 of the big storm we think it was back in 1987 but not 100% sure.

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    Re: Building of Los Gigantes
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  • have also seen large prints of the same photos at the office on the Marina, although unfortunately they were not on display and kept under the counter!

    We are trying to get our hands on them to scan, so fingers crossed ill be posting them soon
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  • While looking for something on the internet today this image came up.  It says Los Gigantes Plaza, unbuilt 1960