National Geographic : 1930 May
Photographs by Wilhelm Tobien THE CROSS MARKS AN ENTRANCE TO A COUNTRY ESTATE Holdings are usually not large, but since the development of banana plantations some of the fields in the Canary Islands are among the world's most valuable agricultural lands (see text, page 630). This estate is on the island of La Palma. TAZACORTE HAS APRIMITIVE HARBOR There is no pier at this tiny port on La Palma and steamers must anchor in the roadstead. The fruit which lures them there isusually taken out in small boats, buton stormy days itisloaded inbaskets and transferred by cables to theirdecks.