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The 1000 Pesetas Banknote

This picture of Mount Teide has been printed on the 1000 pesetas notes for years. It is the typical scene that every tourist wants to get as a souvenir of from Tenerife Island.

On the 1st of January 1999, the Euro became the currency of Spain and other countries in Europe and we were saying gradually goodbye to our peseta. Nevertheless, sometimes we still change prices into pesetas in mind (Oh my God! Can’t believe how expensive this is!)

But despite of missing (or not) our old currency, a lot of people keep in mind the pictures that were printed on notes for years. And this scene of Mount Teide is one of the most popular.

The image shows the Roques de García (the big volcanic rocks in the foreground). On the left you can see the most recognizable silhouette of the Roque Cinchado and Mount Teide in the background. This banknote series dedicated to The Canary Island on the reverse, was issued between 1982 and 1987. The size was 75×138 mm and the front showed the portrait of Spanish writer Benito Pérez Galdos. In 1992, a new series was issued with new pictures commemorating V Centennial of the Discovery of America.

Like most of the tourists that visit Mount Teide, every time I’ve been there I can’t help copying that scene by taking pics with each camera that I have at that moment.

These are some of my attempts.

written by deprofundis

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