Living at the base of an active volcano may not be for everyone. Volcanoes have shaped the landscape of Lanzarote, an island in the Canary Islands, where geothermic activity continues today. Yet some people find comfort in the raw beauty and power that the mountains hold. Renowned writer Jose Saramago and vinter Fermin Otamendi work and live in Lanzarote. Yoga devotees and the artist Cesar Manrique also have found inspiration from the landscape. Photo Credit: coolinsights via Flickr.