After is a 1998 American romantic drama film inspired by the fairy tale Cinderella. It was directed by Andy Tennant and stars Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott, Jeanne Moreau; the screenplay is written by Tennant, Susannah Grant, Rick Parks. The original music score is composed by George Fenton; the film's closing theme song "Put Your Arms Around Me" is performed by the rock band Texas. The usual pantomime and comic/supernatural elements are removed and the story is instead treated as historical fiction, set in Renaissance-era France, it is seen as a modern, post-feminism interpretation of the Cinderella story. In the 19th century, a Grande Dame summons The Brothers Grimm to her palace; the brothers discuss their interpretation of the Cinderella story. She shows them a slipper and tells them the story of Danielle de Barbarac. In 16th-century France, Auguste de Barbarac is the father of eight-year-old Danielle. Auguste marries Rodmilla de Ghent, a haughty baroness with two daughters and Jacqueline.
Auguste gives Danielle a copy of Sir Thomas More's Utopia. When leaving for a trip, Auguste dies of a heart attack. By the time Danielle is eighteen, the estate has fallen into decline and Danielle is forced to be a servant to Rodmilla and her daughters. Jacqueline is the only one out of her family to show Danielle any kindness. One day, Danielle stops a man from stealing her father's horse and in the process realizes he is Prince Henry, he buys her silence with gold, as he is fleeing an arranged marriage to the Spanish Princess Gabriella. He is caught, after he recovers and returns the Mona Lisa to Leonardo da Vinci, stolen by gypsies. Meanwhile, Danielle uses the gold Henry gave her to buy back the servant Maurice, who Rodmilla sold into slavery to pay off her debts. To do this, she dresses as a noblewoman and is warned that she will be punished if discovered. Henry overhears Danielle arguing with orders Maurice's release. Henry insistently begs for Danielle's name until she gives him the name of her deceased mother, Nicole de Lancret, with the added title of comtesse.
King Francis tells Henry that he is throwing a masquerade ball, where he must choose a bride or wed Gabriella. Meanwhile, Rodmilla schemes to marry Marguerite to Henry. While Danielle is talking to her friend Gustave, Henry asks for directions. Gustave tells Henry. Danielle runs home, changes clothes, spends the day with Henry at the monastery’s library, they are accosted by gypsies, after spending the evening at the gypsies camp, they share their first kiss. The next day, Danielle is collecting water from the well. Once inside, she catches Marguerite stealing her mother's dress and shoes; when Marguerite insults Danielle's mother, Danielle chases her through the manor. Marguerite threatens to throw Auguste's book into the fire. Danielle reluctantly obeys, but Marguerite, spiteful as always, throws the book into the fire regardless and Danielle watches in anguish as her father's pages burn. Afterwards, Rodmilla lashes Danielle as punishment for punching Marguerite. Jacqueline, feeling sorry for Danielle, tends to her wounds, agreeing that what Marguerite said about Danielle's mother was wrong.
Rodmilla discovers that Danielle is the mysterious Countess in whom Henry is interested, so she lies and tells Queen Marie that Danielle is engaged. Meanwhile, Danielle meets with Henry to tell him the truth, but he interrupts her and reveals to her that she has transformed his life and given him a sense of purpose; as Rodmilla and her daughters prepare to attend the masquerade ball, Rodmilla locks Danielle in the pantry. Leonardo, who Danielle has befriended, helps free her, makes her a pair of wings to wear to the ball with her mother's dress and slippers; when Danielle arrives at the ball and tries again to tell Henry the truth, Rodmilla exposes her identity and Henry angrily rejects her. Danielle runs away, leaving a slipper behind. Leonardo sternly reprimands Henry, leaving him with the slipper. Henry and angry, decides to wed Gabriella, but calls the wedding off after realizing that Gabriella doesn't want to marry him either and that he is still in love with Danielle, he learns from Maurice and Jacqueline that Rodmilla has sold Danielle to the lecherous landowner Pierre le Pieu.
Pierre makes sexual advances towards Danielle, but frees her after she threatens him with his own swords. Henry finds her as she proposes to her by placing the slipper on her foot. Rodmilla and her daughters are summoned by King Francis, who accuses Rodmilla of lying to Queen Marie about Danielle. Queen Marie strips Rodmilla of her title and threatens to banish her and Marguerite to the America as punishment for their crimes unless someone speaks for them. Danielle enters, dressed as royalty, speaks for them, as they are her stepmother and stepsister. Danielle is introduced as Henry's wife and per her request and Marguerite are given much more fitting punishments: they are sentenced to permanently work as servants in the palace laundry, much to their chagrin and humiliation. Due to her kindness to Danielle, Jacqueline is spared punishment and is allowed to move into the palace with Danielle and the rest of the royal family, she falls in love with Laurent, the captain of the guard. After Leonardo gives Henry and Danielle a painting, the newlyweds share a kiss.
The Grande Dame informs The Brothers Grimm that Danielle was her great-great-grandmother
Fools Rush In (1997 film)
Fools Rush In is a 1997 American romantic comedy film starring Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek, directed by Andy Tennant. Alex Whitman is an architect from New York City, sent to Las Vegas to supervise the construction of a nightclub that his firm has been hired to build. Alex is a strait-laced WASP-ish type who, while researching possible menus items for the new nightclub, meets Isabel Fuentes, a free-spirited Mexican-American photographer. Alex and Isabel are end up spending the night together; when they do meet again, it's because Isabel has some interesting news for Alex: she's pregnant with his child. Isabel decides to raise the child. Knowing that becoming a single mom will disappoint her family, she asks Alex to accompany her to a relative's birthday, hoping that when her family asks about the father of her baby, she can at least say that they met him once. Alex agrees, in spite of some cultural differences, finds himself more attracted to Isabel's personality and art. Though Isabel is ready to say goodbye after the party, Alex suggests that they pursue a real relationship.
He proposes and they get married, but after Isabel meets Alex's mom and Alex is confronted by Isabel's father, both start to wonder if "doing the right thing" was just that as Alex tries to balance his career in New York with Isabel's desire to continue working in Nevada. Isabel tells Alex that she lost the baby. Disappointed, Alex returns to working on the nightclub while Isabel goes home to Mexico to recuperate with relatives. Upon realizing that he wants to pursue a family with Isabel more than his career, Alex travels to rural Mexico to find Isabel, where her relatives reveal that she is still much in love with him, still pregnant, he catches up with her on the way to a hospital, she gives birth on the Hoover Dam. The birth of their daughter coincides with their legal divorce, but they soon remarry with both of their families present at the Grand Canyon. Matthew Perry as Alex Whitman Salma Hayek as Isabel Fuentes-Whitman Jon Tenney as Jeff Carlos Gómez as Chuy Tomás Milián as Tomas Fuentes Siobhan Fallon as Lainie John Bennett Perry as Richard Whitman Stanley DeSantis as Judd Marshall Suzanne Snyder as Cathy Stewart Anne Betancourt as Amalia Fuentes Jill Clayburgh as Nan Whitman Garret Davis as Stan Annie Combs as Dr. Lisa Barnes, Ob-Gyn Annetta Ray as minister performing marriage The following list of titles represents the music used in sequence with the movie.
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town - Burl Ives Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley Las Abajeñas - Mariachi Reyes de Aserradero Two to Tango - Vanessa Daou Para Donde Vas - The Iguanas El Pichon La Martiniana Ain't That a Kick in the Head - Dean Martin Linda Guerita - Brave Combo Si Tu Te Vas - Enrique Iglesias Mi Tierra - Gloria Estefan La Virgen de la Macarena - Pérez Prado Nothing is Permanent - Brave Combo La Bamba - Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán Los Machetes - Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán Fever - Peggy Lee Talk to Me - Wild Orchid Naked Eye - Luscious Jackson I Wonder - Chris Isaak Danke Schoen - Wayne Newton It's Now or Never - Elvis Presley Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley As of May, 2011, Fools Rush In held a 33% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 27 reviews with an average rating of 4.8/10. Its domestic gross was $29 million. Fools Rush In on IMDb Fools Rush In at AllMovie Fools Rush In at Box Office Mojo
Spain the Kingdom of Spain, is a country located in Europe. Its continental European territory is situated on the Iberian Peninsula, its territory includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The African enclaves of Ceuta, Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera make Spain the only European country to have a physical border with an African country. Several small islands in the Alboran Sea are part of Spanish territory; the country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar. With an area of 505,990 km2, Spain is the largest country in Southern Europe, the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, the fourth largest country in the European continent. By population, Spain is the fifth in the European Union. Spain's capital and largest city is Madrid. Modern humans first arrived in the Iberian Peninsula around 35,000 years ago. Iberian cultures along with ancient Phoenician, Greek and Carthaginian settlements developed on the peninsula until it came under Roman rule around 200 BCE, after which the region was named Hispania, based on the earlier Phoenician name Spn or Spania.
At the end of the Western Roman Empire the Germanic tribal confederations migrated from Central Europe, invaded the Iberian peninsula and established independent realms in its western provinces, including the Suebi and Vandals. The Visigoths would forcibly integrate all remaining independent territories in the peninsula, including Byzantine provinces, into the Kingdom of Toledo, which more or less unified politically and all the former Roman provinces or successor kingdoms of what was documented as Hispania. In the early eighth century the Visigothic Kingdom fell to the Moors of the Umayyad Islamic Caliphate, who arrived to rule most of the peninsula in the year 726, leaving only a handful of small Christian realms in the north and lasting up to seven centuries in the Kingdom of Granada; this led to many wars during a long reconquering period across the Iberian Peninsula, which led to the creation of the Kingdom of Leon, Kingdom of Castile, Kingdom of Aragon and Kingdom of Navarre as the main Christian kingdoms to face the invasion.
Following the Moorish conquest, Europeans began a gradual process of retaking the region known as the Reconquista, which by the late 15th century culminated in the emergence of Spain as a unified country under the Catholic Monarchs. Until Aragon had been an independent kingdom, which had expanded toward the eastern Mediterranean, incorporating Sicily and Naples, had competed with Genoa and Venice. In the early modern period, Spain became the world's first global empire and the most powerful country in the world, leaving a large cultural and linguistic legacy that includes more than 570 million Hispanophones, making Spanish the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese. During the Golden Age there were many advancements in the arts, with world-famous painters such as Diego Velázquez; the most famous Spanish literary work, Don Quixote, was published during the Golden Age. Spain hosts the world's third-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Spain is a secular parliamentary democracy and a parliamentary monarchy, with King Felipe VI as head of state.
It is a major developed country and a high income country, with the world's fourteenth largest economy by nominal GDP and sixteenth largest by purchasing power parity. It is a member of the United Nations, the European Union, the Eurozone, the Council of Europe, the Organization of Ibero-American States, the Union for the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Schengen Area, the World Trade Organization and many other international organisations. While not an official member, Spain has a "Permanent Invitation" to the G20 summits, participating in every summit, which makes Spain a de facto member of the group; the origins of the Roman name Hispania, from which the modern name España was derived, are uncertain due to inadequate evidence, although it is documented that the Phoenicians and Carthaginians referred to the region as Spania, therefore the most accepted etymology is a Semitic-Phoenician one.
Down the centuries there have been a number of accounts and hypotheses: The Renaissance scholar Antonio de Nebrija proposed that the word Hispania evolved from the Iberian word Hispalis, meaning "city of the western world". Jesús Luis Cunchillos argues that the root of the term span is the Phoenician word spy, meaning "to forge metals". Therefore, i-spn-ya would mean "the land where metals are forged", it may be a derivation of the Phoenician I-Shpania, meaning "island of rabbits", "land of rabbits" or "edge", a reference to Spain's location at the end of the Mediterranean. The word in question means "Hyrax" due to Phoenicians confusing the two animals. Hispania may derive from the poetic use of the term Hesperia, reflecting the Greek perception of Italy as a "western land" or "land of the setting sun" (Hesperia
Howard Hesseman is an American actor best known for playing DJ Dr. Johnny Fever on WKRP in Cincinnati, Captain Pete Lassard in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Sam Royer on One Day at a Time and schoolteacher Charlie Moore on Head of the Class. Hesseman was born in Lebanon, the son of Edna and George Henry Hesseman, his parents divorced when he was five, he was raised by his mother and stepfather, a police officer. He graduated from Silverton High School in 1958. Hesseman attended the University of Oregon, was a founding member of the San Francisco-based improvisational comedy troupe The Committee with fellow actor David Ogden Stiers. Early in his acting career, he used the alias Don Sturdy, the name he used as a radio DJ. Under the alias of Don Sturdy, Hesseman made some television appearances, including one episode of Dragnet in 1968 in which he portrayed a hippie named Jesse Chaplin, the editor of an underground newspaper. In this Dragnet episode, his character was a panelist on a TV show opposite Sgt.
Friday and Officer Gannon. He played a bit part in two final-season episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. In the episode "Sam for Town Council," Hesseman has an exchange with Emmett Clark, running for town council against Sam Jones played by Ken Berry. Hesseman plays a character named Harry seen preparing fishing tackle outside a sporting goods store and complaining to Emmett how poor the fishing has been at a nearby fishing spot. Emmett promises to stock the pond with big perch in exchange for Harry's vote. Harry wears a campaign button supporting Emmett in the race. In the episode "Goober Goes to an Auto Show", Hesseman credited as Don Sturdy, plays the Counterboy, serving hot dogs and root beers to Goober and his old trade school rival Roy Swanson, played by Noam Pitlik. Hesseman made several appearances as Mr. Plager, a member of the group therapy ensemble on The Bob Newhart Show, revealed to be gay, he became a playwright in the sixth season of the show, writing a play about the characters in the group.
In several other episodes of the show, Hesseman's voice can be heard as a TV announcer. In 1969, he appeared uncredited with The Committee in several sketches on The Dick Cavett Show, appeared in one sketch with guest Janis Joplin. Hesseman is best known for his role as anti-disco disc jockey John "Dr. Johnny Fever" Caravella on the television sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati from 1978 to 1982, a role Hesseman prepared for by working as a DJ in San Francisco at KMPX-FM for several months, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1980 and 1981 for his portrayal of Fever. In 1986, he was in the Disney cult classic Flight of the Navigator, he reprised the role in nine episodes of The New WKRP in Cincinnati, directed several episodes of the 1991-93 series revival. Hesseman is remembered for his role as teacher Charlie Moore on the ABC series Head of the Class from 1986 to 1990, he played Sam Royer, the man who married Ann Romano on One Day at a Time from 1982 to 1984.
In 1994, Hesseman introduced lost footage of Joplin in a documentary on Woodstock. He made two appearances on Saturday Night Live, one in which he paid tribute to, told jokes about, the deceased John Belushi and the other in which he mooned President Ronald Reagan. NBC showed a picture of Reagan, Hesseman mooned the president off camera, he encouraged the viewing audience to moon the picture and send pictures in to NBC. In 1995, Hesseman played the role of the Marquis de Sade in Quills at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood, which included one scene in which he was naked. In 2001, Hesseman had a role on three episodes of That'70s Show. In 2006, he appeared in three episodes of the ABC television series Boston Legal, playing the unorthodox Judge Robert Thompson, as well as an episode of House. During his appearance as Judge Thompson, Hesseman paid homage to his role as a teacher in his earlier ABC series by hearing a court case while sitting atop the judge's bench, just as the character of Mr. Moore taught his class atop his desk.
In 2007, he played The Chemist on HBO's John From Cincinnati. He has guest-starred as an announcer at a horse track on Psych, in the episode "And Down the Stretch Comes Murder". Hesseman guest-starred on the 2007 season premiere of NBC's ER, playing a man tripping on magic mushrooms who may or may not have been an orthopedic doctor from another hospital. Hesseman starred in The Sunshine Boys at the New Theatre Restaurant in Overland Park, from September to November 2010. In February 2011, he had a guest role as Dr. Elliot D. Aden in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode titled "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead" from season 11. Dr. Aden was head of Department of Defense project called Stonewall at W. L. V. U. Which did research in fringe psychological concepts such as E. S. P. and out-of-body experiences. In April 2018, Hesseman was seen promoting the WKRP in Cincinnati television series and other classic television series on the MeTV television network. Howard Hesseman on IMDb Howard Hesseman at the Internet Broadway Database
Jacqueline Ruth Weaver is an Australian theatre and television actress. She is known internationally for her performances in Animal Kingdom and Silver Linings Playbook, both of which earned her nominations for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Weaver emerged in the 1970s as a symbol of the Australian New Wave through her work in Ozploitation films such as Stork, Alvin Purple, Petersen. In 2005, she released Much Love, Jac. Weaver was born in Australia, her mother, was a migrant from England, her father, Arthur Weaver, was a Sydney solicitor. She was Dux of her school, she instead embarked upon an acting career. Weaver has been working in Australian film and television since the 1960s; the turning point in her career came in 1965 just before she was about to go to university and was cast in the Australian TV series Wandjina!. Since Jacki has performed in thousands of productions through television and stage. In 1963, at the age of 16, Jacki mimed the role of Gretel to the great soprano, Marilyn Richardson, in an ABC production of Weber's Hansel and Gretel, conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras.
In 1964 at the Palace Theatre in Sydney, Weaver and a number of other Australian singers such as The Delltones and her then-boyfriend Bryan Davies performed a satire on the Gidget movies, in which Weaver performed as "Gadget." In the mid-1960s, she appeared on the Australian music show Bandstand. In one appearance, she sang a 1920s-style pastiche, the novelty song "I Love Onions." Contrary to popular beliefs, Jacki has never appeared in any soap operas. She has performed in more than 80 plays, including her stage work in Chekov's The Cherry Orchard and Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, in which she played Stella, her stage abilities were recognised with a "Mo" award. In 1980 she appeared in a television production of Sumner Locke Elliot's Water Under the Bridge. Weaver's film debut came with 1971's Stork for which she won her first Australian Film Institute Award. Other notable films during this time include a small role in Peter Weir's critically acclaimed film version of Picnic at Hanging Rock, a more substantial appearance in Caddie for which she won her second Australian Film Institute Award.
In the 1990s and early 2000s, Weaver found it difficult to gain roles on screen or television and she devoted much of her energy to the Australian stage, starring in plays including A Streetcar Named Desire, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Death of a Salesman, Reg Cribb's Last Cab to Darwin, Chekhov's Uncle Vanya alongside Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh in 2010-11. In 2010, Weaver starred in the Melbourne-set crime thriller Animal Kingdom playing a gang family matriarch, her performance earned her an Academy Award nomination as well as winning the Australian Film Institute Award, the National Board of Review, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award and a Satellite Award. Weaver made her Hollywood debut with the comedy The Five-Year Engagement, alongside Emily Blunt and Jason Segel, starred in Park Chan-Wook's English-language debut, alongside fellow Australian actors Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska, British actor Matthew Goode. On 10 January 2012, Weaver was again nominated for an Academy Award for her role opposite Robert De Niro in the film Silver Linings Playbook.
In April the same year, she was cast in the adaptation of Richard Alfieri's play Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks opposite Gena Rowlands. Weaver had a relationship of many years with Richard Wherrett, Director of the Sydney Theatre Company, she was married to David Price from 1966 to 1970, before marrying Max Hensser in 1975. She lived with Phil Davis, a former Sydney crime reporter, Canberra Press Secretary, Executive Producer for Mike Willesee, for five years until 1981, before she married the radio and television presenter Derryn Hinch in 1983, she and Hinch divorced in 1998. She had Dylan with her partner at the time, John Walters, she is married to actor Sean Taylor. Best Actress Awards for Joy Gresham in Shadowlands and Dr Georgeous in The Sisters Rosensweig Variety Club Award for They're Playing Our Song 2013 Australians in Film Breakthrough Award 2014 AACTA Longford Lyell Award for lifetime achievement Jane Cadzow, "All or nothing", The Sydney Morning Herald, Good Weekend, 5 December 1998 Deborah Blashki-Marks, "What I've Learnt: Jacki Weaver", The Age, 8 May 2004 Jacki Weaver on IMDb Jacki Weaver at the National Film and Sound Archive
The Canary Islands is a Spanish archipelago and the southernmost autonomous community of Spain located in the Atlantic Ocean, 100 kilometres west of Morocco at the closest point. The Canary Islands, which are known informally as the Canaries, are among the outermost regions of the European Union proper, it is one of the eight regions with special consideration of historical nationality recognized as such by the Spanish Government. The Canary Islands belong to the African Plate like the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla, the two on the African mainland; the seven main islands are Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. The archipelago includes much smaller islands and islets: La Graciosa, Isla de Lobos, Montaña Clara, Roque del Oeste and Roque del Este, it includes a series of adjacent roques. In ancient times, the island chain was referred to as "the Fortunate Isles"; the Canary Islands are the most southerly region of Spain and the largest and most populated archipelago of the Macaronesia region.
The Canary Islands have been considered a bridge between four continents: Africa, North America, South America and Europe. The archipelago's beaches and important natural attractions Maspalomas in Gran Canaria and Teide National Park and Mount Teide in Tenerife, make it a major tourist destination with over 12 million visitors per year Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote; the islands have a subtropical climate, with moderately warm winters. The precipitation levels and the level of maritime moderation vary depending on location and elevation. Green areas as well as desert exist on the archipelago. Due to their location above the temperature inversion layer, the high mountains of these islands are ideal for astronomical observation. For this reason, two professional observatories, Teide Observatory on the island of Tenerife and Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the island of La Palma, have been built on the islands. In 1927, the Province of Canary Islands was split into two provinces; the autonomous community of the Canary Islands was established in 1982.
Its capital is shared by the cities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which in turn are the capitals of the provinces of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has been the largest city in the Canaries since 1768, except for a brief period in the 1910s. Between the 1833 territorial division of Spain and 1927 Santa Cruz de Tenerife was the sole capital of the Canary Islands. In 1927 a decree ordered; the third largest city of the Canary Islands is San Cristóbal de La Laguna on Tenerife. This city is home to the Consejo Consultivo de Canarias, the supreme consultative body of the Canary Islands. During the time of the Spanish Empire, the Canaries were the main stopover for Spanish galleons on their way to the Americas, which came south to catch the prevailing northeasterly trade winds; the name Islas Canarias is derived from the Latin name Canariae Insulae, meaning "Islands of the Dogs", a name, applied only to Gran Canaria. According to the historian Pliny the Elder, the Mauretanian king Juba II named the island Canaria because it contained "vast multitudes of dogs of large size".
Alternatively, it is said that the original inhabitants of the island, used to worship dogs, mummified them and treated dogs as holy animals. The ancient Greeks knew about a people, living far to the west, who are the "dog-headed ones", who worshipped dogs on an island; some hypothesize that the Canary Islands dog-worship and the ancient Egyptian cult of the dog-headed god, Anubis are connected but there is no explanation given as to which one was first. Other theories speculate that the name comes from the Nukkari Berber tribe living in the Moroccan Atlas, named in Roman sources as Canarii, though Pliny again mentions the relation of this term with dogs; the connection to dogs is retained in their depiction on the islands' coat-of-arms. It is considered that the aborigines of Gran Canaria called themselves "Canarios", it is possible that after being conquered, this name was used in plural in Spanish, i.e. as to refer to all of the islands as the Canarii-as. What is certain is that the name of the islands does not derive from the canary bird.
Tenerife is the largest and most populous island of the archipelago. Gran Canaria, with 865,070 inhabitants, is both the Canary Islands' second most populous island, the third most populous one in Spain after Majorca; the island of Fuerteventura is the second largest in the archipelago and located 100 km from the African coast. The islands form the Macaronesia ecoregion with the Azores, Cape Verde and the Savage Isles; the Canary Islands is the largest and most populated archipelago of the Macaronesia region. The archipelago consists of seven large and several smaller islands, all of which are volcanic in origin. According to the position of the islands with respect to the north-east trade winds, the climate can be mild and wet or dry. Several native species form laurisilva forests; as a consequence, the individual islands in the Canary archipelago tend to have distinct microclimates. Those islands such as El Hierro, La Palma and La Gomera lying to the west of the archipelago have a climate, influenced by the m